The Young People’s Council of the American Committee for the Settlement of Jews in the U. S. S. R. held their first membership tea last Saturday at the home of Mrs. Max Levin, 235 West Seventy-fifth street. The Young People’s Council recently was organized by Miss Ann Rosen and includes as charter members the Misses Estelle Gould, Minna Turner, Marie Cohen, Goldie Cohen, Estelle Shapiro, Goldie Cassel, Barbara Bailin and Ruth Garlock. Mrs. Max Levin serves as supervisor of the group, which devotes its activities to furtherance of the program of the American Committee for the Settlement of Jews in the U. S. S. R.
On February 16 the Young People’s Council will hold a benefit party at the home of Mr. Hyman Wolf, 301 East Twenty-first street.
This Sunday night, February 3, the Brooklyn unit of Junior Hadassah is holding a formal dance at the Hotel St. George. This unit consists of fifteen constituent groups in various parts of the borough and has a membership of 500, which it hopes to double before the end of the season. Only paid-up members and their escorts will be admitted to the dance. Miss Rae Karp is membership chairman.
Officers of the Brooklyn unit are Thelma Goldfarb, president; Lillian Forst and Sylvia Silverman, vice-presidents; Minna Kutcher, treasurer; Fannie Richman, corresponding secretary; Rose Wilgard, financial secretary, and Pearl Delizky, recording secretary.
Eight hundred women of the New York Philanthropic League and the United Order of True Sisters Inc. attended a pledge luncheon for the benefit of crippled children last Tuesday at the Hotel Astor. The speakers were Mrs. Carrie Hollander, president of the league, and Mrs. Alfred Rosenfeld, luncheon chairman, who presided. The program included, besides a fashion show, several songs and dances by radio and stage artists.
The party was the second annual luncheon sponsored by the league, which operates under a $30,000 yearly budget, maintaining a vacation home for crippled children at Spring Valley, N. Y., and providing artificial limbs, braces and other equipment, clothing, vocational training and financial assistance for families unable to maintain themselves.
Purim will be celebrated by a ball and entertainment by the St. Albans Jewish Center. This group is very active and does fine charitable work, also is holding a supper and card party this Saturday, February 2. Sylvan Wolf, chairman of the event, is assisted by Mmes. Lee Lowe, Helen Mayer, Rose Wolf, Jean Odasen and Emma Hyman.
Hand-weaving of textile fabrics of unique American design has assumed the proportions of a major industry, according to the Community Craft Weavers, established eight years ago by the New York Guild for the Jewish Blind.
With the increased demand for hand-woven fabrics of silk, woolen and rayon textiles, suitable for upholsteries, draperies and various types of wearing apparel, B. A. Stroock, technical adviser of the workshop, has planned to expand its facilities.
The workroom of the weavers occupies a roomy loft at 1554 Third avenue, where nineteen looms are set up. The workers are trained through the New York Guild for the Jewish Blind, to earn full recompense for their work in competition with the open market. Mrs. Morris Marx is director of the guild.
The Hadassah of Westchester County gave a subscription luncheon on Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria. Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the Board of Aldermen, and Mrs. Irma Lindheim of Jerusalem were among the speakers. Willie Robyn, tenor, and Dvora Lapson, dancer, appeared on the program. Mrs. A. H. Baum of Mount Vernon served as chairman of the luncheon.
Mrs. Joseph Rivkin was installed recently as president of the ladies auxiliary of Beth El Hospital, Avenue A and East Ninety-eighth street, Brooklyn. Max de Kaye, superintendent of the hospital, was the installing officer.
Others installed were Mrs. Joseph I. Aaron, Mrs. Edward A. Saltzman and Mrs. Abraham Morell, vice-presidents; Mrs. Louis Klein, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Nathan G. Grosoff, recording secretary; Mrs. Nathaniel Altman, financial secretary; Mrs. Joseph Paliser, treasurer; and Mrs. Charles E. Panoff, chairman of public relations.
The ladies auxiliary of Linas Hazadek Synagogue will celebrate its second anniversary on February 9 at a dinner in the meeting rooms. Mrs. Sophie Alter, assisted by Mrs. Bessie Landeau, will be in charge.
Mrs. Susie Eckstein, retiring president of the Ladies Democratic Club of Edgemere, announces that Mrs. Theresa Soloman has been elected to succeed her. Mrs. Eckstein has been president for the last eight years.
Others elected were Mmes. Harriet Brandt and Anna Bisgver, vice-president; Gussie Lubell, treasurer; Susie Eckstein, recording secretary; Nettie Rosenberg, financial secretary; Sylvia Singer, corresponding secretary; and Toby Glasberg, hostess. Installation exercises will take place on February 23.
A clinic for diabetic children has just been opened by the Israel Zion Hospital, 4810 Tenth avenue, Brooklyn. The clinic meets Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Its purpose is to see that everything possible is done for diabetic children.