Hundreds of acceptances have been received in response to the call to a joint national conference of the $25,000,000 United Jewish Campaign, to be held in Chicago, October 9th and 10th, the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign in New York announced. Delegates and local officers of practically every Jewish community in this country and in Canada which has established a fund-raising organization for the relief drive are signifying their intention to attend. A large at tendance will be made up of the numerous state delegations.
The two-day session will be devoted to discussion of questions that have arisen out of the many hundreds of local drives already conducted and still to be held in connection with the $25,000,000 campaign. Reports will be submitted by the chairman and other officers of the campaign and officials of state and community drives which have already been held detailing the progress made toward raising the respective state and local quotas.
Dr. Cyrus Adler, Judge Horace Stern, Jules E. Mastbaum and Morris Wolf will head the delegation from Eastern Pennsylvania to the national conference, Albert H. Lieberman, chairman of the United Jewish Campaign in Eastern Pennsylvania announced.
MIZRACHI CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN WASHINGTON
The annual convention of the Mizrachi Zionist Organization of America will be held in Washington, D. C., the Administrative Committee announced. The convention will be opened on November 9th and will last two days.
Rabbi Meyer Berlin, president of the organization, who is now in Palestine, will come to the United States to preside at the convention.
COMMUNICATIONS TO THE EDITOR SIR:
I am very much amused by the quotation in your yesterday’s issue from the “American Hebrew.” on the so-called “Modernized Interpretation of Yom Kippur.” I am quite sure the editor did not mean to say that this was a new thing that he was presenting. This view of Yom Kippur has been in existence for over a hundred years, ever since a Reform Prayer Book was published, in which Jews no longer wept because they were unable to offer the prescribed sacrifices in Jerusalem, etc. I believe, however, that all shades of Judaism used the Yom Kippur as a day for self-searching and spiritual rejuvenation. No party in Israel has a right to monopolize that view and claim it as its own.
RABBI SAMUEL SCHULMAN. Temple Beth-el, New York. Sept. 21, 1926.
I want to tell you how interesting I found the Jewish Daily Bulletin during my tour in Europe this summer on behalf of the United Jewish Campaign. It may interest you to know that when I left Moscow Dr. Rosen gave me quite a number of the Bulletins to read on my journey through the air to Berlin. I suppose that that takes the record for the height to which your Bulletin has soared.
MAURICE B. HEXTER. Boston. Mass., Sept. 23, 1936.
A new synagogue will be erected in Wheeling, W. Va., by the Orthodox Jewish community, according to an announcement made.
J. Edelman is president of the newly formed congregation.
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