(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The annual Sisterhood Vacation Day of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods was celebrated on August 12 throughout the country, reports received by Mrs. J. Walter Freiberg, president, at the headquarters of the Federation here indicate.
Vacation Day is stressed by the Sisterhoods as an opportunity for social gathering during the summer and to preserve contact with the national organization.
The Sisterhoods of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Greenville, S. C., and Temple Anshe Emeth, New Brunswick, were among those who held picnics. The Reading Road Temple Sisterhood of Cincinnati held a party on the Temple grounds, as did the Women’s Auxiliary of Temple Israel, Far Rockaway, which invited its orthodox neighbors to share the social hour. Rabbi Isaac Landman and Rabbi Lifset of Lexington, Ky., spoke. The Sisterhood of Progressive Synagogue, Brooklyn, was entertained by its president, Mrs. Herman Appelbaum, at her summer home at Long Beach, L. I. The Sisterhood of Temple Israel. New Rochelle, held a bridge and garden party at the home of Mrs. Rudolph Schreiber, and realized $1,500 to assist the work of the organization. The Sisterhood of Rockdale Avenue Temple of Cincinnati entertained more than two hundred persons at a cafeteria supper and minstrel show. Meriden and New Haven Sisterhoods joined in a luncheon and bridge at a neighboring shore resort. The women of the Mizpah Community House of Chicago earned a considerable sum for their Fall work through a garden party. In Louisville, Adath Israel Sisterhood gave a breakfast in honor of the visiting rabbi. Dr. Davis and his wife. The Sisterhood of B’rith Sholom Temple of Springfield held a luncheon at the Leland Hotel where addresses were made by Mrs. I. G. Miller, Sisterhood President, Mrs. P. Cowen, president of the Springfield Women’s Club, and Mrs. Harry Boodner, president of the local Council of Jewish Women. In St. Louis, Sisterhoods of B’nai El, Shaare Emeth, Israel, and United Hebrew Temple joined together to hold a luncheon at the Westwood Country Club. About two hundred and fifty persons were present and Mrs. Martha Steinfeld, first vice-president of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods gave a brief address on the ideals and aims of the National Federation.
A variation was introduced by the Sisterhood of Hamilton. Ohio, which opened the temple for Friday evening services which are usually discontinued during the summer. Both Jews and non-Jews attended the services at which Rabbi Ferdinand Hirsch officiated.
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