In recognition of her leading part in the anti-Nazi boycott, Mrs. Mark Harris will be tendered a testimonial dinner by the vigilante division of the Non-Sectarian anti-Nazi League on January 19 at the Ambassador Hotel. Mrs. Harris is chairman of the women’s section of the League and was one of its delegates to the International Boycott Conference in London, where she organized the Women’s Labor Unit which has become one of the most important boycott forces in Europe.
The honorary committee, sponsoring the testimonial dinner to Mrs. Harris includes: Mrs. Mary T. Fitzpatrick, chairman; Samuel Untermyer, James W. Gerard, Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Arthur S. Tompkins, Dr. A. Coralnik, J. David Stern. Louis Myers. George Gordon Battle, Abraham Cahan, Dr. Benjamin Dubovsky, M. Maldvin Fertig. Jacob Fishman, J. George Fredman. Allie S, Freed, Siegfried F. Hartman,. Rev. John Haynes Holmes, Rev. Edward L. Hunt. E. N. Kleinbaum. Leopold Prince, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, Oswald Garrison Viliard and G. E. Harriman.
The Shaaray Tefilah Sisterhood will hold its annual luncheon and meeting in the Assembly Hall, West End Synagogue, 160 West Eighty-second street. Monday. The new officers will be installed, and Mrs. Maurice Cohn, president, will road the annual message. Greetings will be presented by the Rev. Dr. Nathan Stern and Rabbi Hyman J. Schachtel.
THE NEW YEAR AT THRIFT HOUSE
A cruise shop featuring apparel for Southern wear is ushering in the 1935 season at Thrift House. This shop opened on January 2 with a large assortment of Palm Deach clothes, appropriate for Southern resorts and mid-winter cruises and already enjoys an enthusiastic patronage. Thrift House has initiated the shop in the belief that those who are budgetting their expenses for mid-winter vacations may be able to afford a trip of this nature only by “dressing on a limited income.” Clothes, bathing suits, white frocks of every type, shoes and bags and all kind of accessories are to be seen in a special, charmingly decorated section of Thrift House at more than reasonable prices.
All of the merchandise at Thrift House is the result of donations and the proceeds of the sales are turned over to the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies. The volunteers who forms the sales force at Thrift House work under the leadership of Mrs. Richard L. Rafalsky, associate chairman of Thrift House.
MRS. STREIM ELECTED
Mrs. Mary Streim, well known in organization circles on Long Island, was unanimously elected president of the Ladies’ Guild of the Astoria Center of Israel, Crescent street near Grand avenue, at its recent annual meeting.
Together with Mrs. Streim the following officers will serve: Mrs. Ann Smith and Mrs. Ida Schoenberg, vice-president; Mrs. Doris Braunschweig, secretary; Mrs. Rcba Newman, treasurer. Mrs. Newman was re-elected treasurer for the third time.
The newly elected officers will be installed at a supper meeting Tuesday evening at the Astoria Center. The committee in charge of arrangements consists of Mmes Matilda Rabinowitz, Gertrude Schoanfeld, Annie Moss and Jennie Braunschweig
BROOKLYN WOMEN HEAD COUNCIL UNIT
Two Brooklyn women have been named chairmen of committees for the triennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women, which will be held from March 10-15 in New Orleans. They are Mrs. Mortimer Brenner, president of the Brooklyn section of the Council, who will head the elections’ committee, and Mrs. A. H Arons, who will head the transportation committee.
The Brooklyn division, which is one of the oldest in the Council, is also one of its most active units. A membership drive is at present conducted under the direction of Mrs. Arons and Mrs. J. L. Langsdorf,
TRUE SISTERS TO HOLD PARLEY
The United Order of True Sisters will hold its annual convention January 14 and 15 at the True Sister Clubhouse, 150 East Eighty-fifth street. Delegates and past presidents will come from all parts of the country to represent thirty-six lodges. The Queens Lodge will be represented by Mrs. Mildred Abrams and Mrs. Hortense Brown as delegates. Mrs. Amelia Moeller and Mrs. Sophie Beck as alternates, and Mrs. Hannah Kreielsheimer, junior past president. Mrs. Kreielsheimer will be initiated into the grand lodge on January 14.
DANCE OF CLUB REGIS
Club Regis, a social organization of the Queens Jewish Alliance, held a dance and entertainment at the opening of its clubrooms, 97-37 Eighty-sixth street, Ozone Park. More than 250 members and guests attended. Mmes. Well-man and Rubin and Messrs Simon and Rosenstein supplied the entertainment.
JUNIOR HADASSAH ACTIVE
One thousand Junior Hadassah girls attended the membership rally held recently in New York City, and an equal attendance was expected at the paid-up membership event which was to take place Saturday in the form of a symposium and dance held jointly with Masada. Five Junior Hadassah groups have been organized lately: White Plains, New Rochelle, Spring Valley, Bronx and West Bronx.