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  • Jewish Borough President Elected in New York City’s Biggest Borough

    Mr. Samuel D. Levy, for ten years Special Sessions Justice assigned to the Children’s Court in New York, has been elected President of Manhattan, the largest Borough in New York, defeating the Republican candidate, Colonel Edward Carrington, by a big majority of 181,219 votes, Mr. Levy polling 247,110 votes. Mr. Levy, who will be 70… More ▸

  • Board of Governors of Hebrew University to Meet in Zurich

    The Board of Governors of the Hebrew University will hold its sessions in Zurich, Switzerland, beginning August 18th, it is announced by the American Advisory Committee. American members of the Board who sailed on the Majestic today to attend the meetings include Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the American Advisory Committee, Dr. Cyrus Adler, Dr…. More ▸

  • Warburg Announces Names of 41 American Non-zionists Appointed to Agency Council

    The names of forty-one prominent American Jews who were selected to represent the non-Zionists of the United States on the Council of the extended Jewish Agency, which is expected to be constituted at a session in Zurich, Switzerland, August 11, were made public today by Felix M. Warburg. Mr. Warburg, who served as chairman of… More ▸

  • To Present J.N.F. Golden Certificate to Ex-lord Mayor

    The Lord Mayor of London, Sir Kynaston Studd, has given his consent for a reception to be held at the Mansion House at an early date, when a certificate of the inscription in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund will be presented to his predecessor in office, Sir Charles Batho and Mr. H…. More ▸

  • Jew Appointed to Highest Civil Office in Jamaica

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Altamont E. Da Costa, former president of the synagogue in Kingston, Jamaica, and an active worker in the Jewish community, has been appointed by His Excellency the Governor to be Custos Rotulorum for Kingston. Mr. Da Costa, who has served three terms as Mayor of Kingston, thus receives the honor of appointment… More ▸

  • Mortimer L. Schiff Reports Jewish Board of Guardians’ Progress

    Expansion in the work of the Jewish Board of Guardians along the lines of psychiatry, mental hygiene, firmer contacts with the public schools and growing confidence in the work of the Board are listed as accomplishments of the last year in the sixth annual report of the organization submitted to the State Legislature and Mayor… More ▸

  • Stresemann Victory Seen in Libel Suit Against Anti-semitic Editor

    (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) The verdict in the libel suit brought by Foreign Minister Stresemann against the anti-Semitic editor Mueller will be rendered on Monday, it was stated today. As the suit is drawing to a close it is the general conviction that Mueller will be ordered to pay a fine and to withdraw his charges… More ▸

  • Free Synagogue Will Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary on April 10th

    The Free Synagogue, founded in April, 1907 by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a dinner on Sunday, April 10, at the Hotel Commodore. The Free Synagogue was the first institution of its kind in the country, which abolished dues and pews. The first president of the Synagogue was Henry Morgenthau…. More ▸