Council Women in New Orleans for Convention
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Council Women in New Orleans for Convention

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Under the slogan “What Do We Owe to Our Next Generation?” the triennial convention of the National Council of Jewish Women opens here on Sunday at the Hotel Roosevelt, in the presence of delegates from 200 cities throughout the United States, including sixty from the sections in the New York area.

The National Council, which is now in its forty-second year, has a membership of 40,000, and has long been active in social welfare, sponsoring legislation for better economic and social conditions, promoting the peace movement, adult education along Jewish and cultural lines, and improved racial relations.


The convention will among other things hear a report on the activities of the National Council with regard to the Jewish situation in Germany. Miss Cecilia Razovsky, in charge of the aid to Jewish refugees from Germany, will make the report.

The convention program has been planned with the further development of the Council’s social service, welfare, legislative and educational program in view. Sounding the keynote will be Prof. Lindeman, at the opening session Sunday evening. On Tuesday the convention will hear an address by Dr. Lurie, who will speak on “Economic Adjustments of the Jew.” Leo W. Schwarz will speak Wednesday on “Translating Our Jewish Heritage.” Winding up this phase of the program will be Dr. Abram L. Sachar, national director of the Hillel Foundations in American Universities. He will speak on “The Jew in the World Today.”

In line with this part of the program, there will also be a seminar on racial relations conducted by the National Conference of Jews and Christians. The seminar has been arranged by Dr. Everett R. Clinchy. Taking part in the seminar with Dr. Clinchy will be Rabbi Louis Binstock of Temple Sinai of New Orleans and Monsignor Peter M. H. Wynhoven. The seminar will be the culmination of a tour through several southern cities to be made by the three clergymen, under the auspices of the two organizations.

The Council is headed by Mrs. Arthur Brin of Minneapolis, who was named one of the ten outstanding women of the year recently by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt. She has been especially active in peace work and during her presidency, the peace program of the Council has grown and been strengthened. The Council is one of the first organizations in this country to carry on an active peace campaign and is one of the members of the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War.

The opening session on Sunday evening will have as speakers besides Prof. Lindeman, Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon, founder of the National Council; Mrs. Brin, Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley of New Orleans, and Mrs. Leona Nelken, president of the New Orleans section of the Council.

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