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New England Parley in 1935 at Hartford

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Election of Louis Myers of Hartford, Conn., as president and choice of Myers’ home city as the scene of the 195 convention, featured the conclusion of the two-day New England Conference of Jewish Communal Agencies held here with more than 350 delegates attending.

Other officers named were Mrs. Marian Silverstone of Bridgeport, Conn., Isaac Kilbrick of Brockton, Mass., and Archibald Hillman of Worcester, Mass., vice-presidents; Henry Hassenfeld of Providence, treasurer, and A. V. Skolsky of Hartford, secretary.

On the executive committee are:

Providence—Max L. Grant, J. I. Cohen and Arthur Levy; New Haven—M. Keogil, Mrs. J. C. Goldbaum, Mrs. Hilda Podoloff, Louis Rosenbluth and Sarah Semack; Worcester — Rabbi Levi Olan and Dr. Haskill Talamo; Lynn, Mass. — Charles Goldman; Bridgeport — Mrs. Helen Shapiro, Ike Shine and Fred Stern.

CONGRESSMAN ON BODY

Hartford — Congressman Herman P. Koppleman, Judge A. S. Borden, Judge Saul Rosenthal, Morris Older and Mrs. Lillian Josoloff; Boston—Saul Markell, Dr. Benjamin Selekman, Judge J. J. Kaplan, Mrs. Hyman Freiman and Dr. Maurice Taylor; Holyoke, Mass.—Benjamin Everett.

Resolutions adopted by the convention propose action along far-reaching lines intended to develop communal interest in New England Jewish centres and embody an extensive program.

It was recommended that Jewish communities in the district affiliate with the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds to manifest interest and cooperation in the problems of Jews throughout the country.

HELP FOR AGED

Another resolution proposes that Jewish communities in New England individually create organizations which can constructively meet the needs of agencies working on Jewish problems.

A third proposal calls for appointment of a special committee of five to study means of providing more adequate facilities among the aged.

The convention voted to request the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds to assume responsibility through field representatives to serve rural communities for the better organization of the small Jewish communities that have no professional organizations.

All the resolutions were embodied in the report of a committee including Dr. Maurice Taylor, Louis Myers, Mrs. J. C. Osterweis, Miss Frances Resnick, Walter I. Sundlun, Arthur J. Levy and Judge Joseph G. Shapiro.

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