WASHINGTON (Dec. 28)
Junior Hadassah spent $60,511 for Palestine and other funds between July 1, 1935, and June 30, 1936, Miss Anne Kaplan, treasurer, reported today to its eleventh annual convention, leaving an unexpended balance of $11,096 in the general relief fund.
The four-day convention closed tonight with the showing of the film “This is the Land” and a round of sightseeing. During the day reports were read on organization, regional activity, membership and cooperation with other organizations. About 1,000 delegates from 40 states attended the parley.
At a banquet last night Rabbi Edward Israel, of Baltimore, contrasted Communism and Zionism, saying that “Communism does not respect minorities, unless they are willing to sacrifice their individualist characteristics to adapt themselves to the Communist pattern.”
“Moscow insists on dictatorship,” he declared. “The essence of the Jewish viewpoint is democracy. One cannot substitute Marx, Lenin and Stalin for the God idea any more than Mussolini or Hitler.”
Maurice Samuel recommended for a solution of the Arab-Jewish problem in Palestine parity of numbers, a new labor policy to include Arabs and Jews in the same unions and a renewal of the significance of the British mandate over Palestine.
The convention adopted a $75,000 budget for Palestinian projects and the Jewish National Fund including an item of $10,000 to enlarge the children’s village of Meier Shfeyah in Tel Aviv to accommodate 150 children.
Mrs. Frieda Ullian, of Boston, urged study of the Arab-Jewish problem.