Bradley Beach, N. J. (Jun. 24)
Joseph Kraemer of Newark was unanimously reelected grand master of the Order Sons of Zion at the final session today of that body’s twenty-sixth annual convention.
The 250 delegates present, representing seven States, voiced their appreciation of Mr. Kraemer’s services in the past year by presenting him with a gift of $1,000.
Heinrich Abramowitz and Louis Rimsky, both of New York, were unanimously reelected grand secretary and treasurer respectively.
Yesterday the Convention listened to addresses by Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America; Abraham Goldberg, Zionist writer, representing the Histadruth Ivrith; Mendel M. Fisher, representing the Jewish National Fund; and Dr. Harris J. Levine of New York.
In his address Mr. Rothenberg stated that Zionism is the only hope for world Jewry and strife in Zionist ranks. He predicted a substantial colonization of Jews in Transjordan within the next ten years, declaring that from seven to eight million Jews should be settled in that area.
At today’s business session, the delegates voted a special fund of $1,000 for the establishment of a cultural department to stimulate an increase in membership. They also voted to aid the Histadruth Ivrith and felicitated Daniel Persky, Hebrew writer, upon the silver jubilee of his Hebrew literary endeavors.
MESSAGE FROM GOLDSTEIN
A letter was read to the delegates from Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, thanking the Order for its interest and fund-raising in behalf of the Keren Kayemeth. Mr. Fisher appealed to the constituent camps of the Order to join actively in a new Order projectâ€”raising $25,000 during the next three years for a Nachlath B’nai Zion in Palestine.
Dr. Levine of the Bronx, chairman of the Order’s committee on Palestinian endeavor, in his report pointed out that about two years ago the Order undertook to raise $25,000 to redeem a section of land in honor of M. M. Ussishkin. The money was to be raised by October 1 of this year, but due to the energy and loyalty of the members, it has been raised about six months ahead of time.
The delegates affirmed a resolution introduced by the committee on grand master’s message opposing dual World Zionist congresses and pledging their unqualified adherence only to the forthcoming one in Switzerland in August.
They also favored more constituent youth camps and referred to their incoming executive board a plan whereby special committees shall study the establishment of special Sons of Zion Centers for various communities, commencing with Greater New York.