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Joseph Kun Appointed Judge of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court

July 17, 1927
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Joseph L. Kun, prominent Jewish leader in this city, was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas Court No. 1 by Governor Fisher yesterday.

The appointment of Mr. Kun adds a second Jewish judge to the Common Pleas Bench. Judge Horace Stern is the other incumbent.

Mr. Kun is a former deputy attorney general and a former special United States Assistant District Attorney.

Although he has held public office almost continuously since he first entered the practice of law, he has found time to take a leading part in Jewish communal affairs.

He is the President of District No. 3 of the Independent Order B’nai Brith, and a member of the Board of Directors of Eagleville Sanitorium. He was at one time President of the Young Men’s Hebrew Association in this city. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Keneseth Israel Temple and of the Executive Board of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods.

Mr. Kun is forty-five years old. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Abraham Herman, the President of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, will leave for Europe on August 1. The purpose of Mr. Herman’s trip will be to ascertain the extent of the activities of the Hias, undertaken in conjunction with the Ica and the Emigdirekt.

The president of the Hias will go to Berlin, where the European headquarters of Hias are located, and from there, in company with Dr. James Bernstein. Director of the European work, he will proceed on a tour of inspection to Poland, Roumania, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Mr. Herman will confer with the leaders of the Ica and Emigdirekt with which organizations the Hias is cooperating in the work of assisting Jewish emigrants.

A farewell dinner in honor of Alfred B. Rosenstein and Harris Koppelman, delegates of the Federation of Polish Jews in America to the Conference on Jewish Rights to be held in Zurich, was given Thursday night at the Hotel Astor, by the officers of the Federation of Polish Jews of America.

Addresses were delivered by Benjamin Winter, President of the Federation: Z. Tygel, executive director, and the guests of honor.

The will of the late Mrs. Fannie Mastbaum, probated yesterday, shows an estate of $100,000, which is bequeathed to her daughters, Mrs. Ellis A. Gimbel and Mrs. Louis Gimbel.

Mrs. Mastbaum died last Friday at her home in Philadelphia.

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