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  • Palestine’s Importance As Part of United Military Front Against Hitler Stressed

    More than 1,200 delegates from all sections of the country attending the two-day National Conference for Palestine at the Hotel Statler here, today heard messages and addresses stressing Palestine’s importance as part of the anti-Axis front of the United Nations and lauding Jewish achievements there. Among the messages read to the conference were those from… More ▸

  • Friedsam Foundation Gives $1,000,000 for Extension of Jewish Education in New York

    The Friedsam Foundation has made a $1,000,000 grant for improvement and extension of Jewish religious education in New York City, it was announced today by Supreme Court Justice Samuel I. Rosenman, president of the newly-formed Jewish Education Committee of New York, at a press luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel attended by John S. Burke, president… More ▸

  • Slawson Named President of Social Welfare Workers’ Group

    The 31st annual convention of the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare concluded today with the election of Dr. John Slawson of New York as president. Dr. Slawson executive director of the Jewish Board of Guardians, succeeds in the presidency Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, director of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies. More ▸

  • City is Cleared of Relief Bias in Council Quiz

    Investigations have disclosed that there is no basis for reports of discrimination against Jews in city relief, it was announced yesterday at the annual convention of the Jewish Council of Greater New York in the Hotel Pennsylvania. Bernard G. Richards, chairman, urged the introduction of the Jewish community council of “Kehillah” idea in New York… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A union of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York (serving Manhattan and the Bronx) with the Brooklyn Federation into a centralized organization serving all greater New York was recommended by the Jewish Communal Survey headed by Dr. Lee K. Frankel. More ▸

  • Will Leaves $4,000 to Jewish Charities

    Jewish philanthropic societies, hospitals, and homes were bequeathed $4,000 from the estate of the late William S. Manheimer, it was disclosed when his will was filed for probate in Surrogate’s Court. Mr. Mannheimer, who died July 1, left “more than $10,000.” He was president of Louis Mannheimer & Co. The largest bequest was made to… More ▸

  • Real Estate Club Meets

    The Real Estate Club affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies held a luncheon yesterday at the Hotel Commodore. Plans for fall activity were discussed. More ▸

  • To Study Child Care Agencies Here to Introduce Methods for German-jewish Children

    A committee of four outstanding social workers will apply itself at once to a thorough study of the absorptive capacity of the various Jewish child caring agencies in this country with a view to ameliorating conditions along these lines among the Jewish child population of Germany, according to an announcement made through the Jewish Telegraphic… More ▸

  • One of These Jews Will Be Next Board of Aldermen President

    Three members of the Jewish community are candidates on rival tickets for the important post of President of the Board of Aldermen in the New York City administration. The Jewish Daily Bulletin presents here brief interviews with the candidates as expressed to a Bulletin staff reporter. The greater part of a twenty-minute conversation with Bernard… More ▸

  • 16,000 Volumes Added to Hebrew University Library During 1931

    Among the recent acquisitions of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, the periodical “Al Burhan” published at Bagdad by Jews, and later suppressed by the Government, has been sent to the Hebrew University by Josef Hadad of Bagdad, according to a quarterly report issued by Dr. Hugo Bergmann, Librarian of the University. A… More ▸