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Move to Combat Inter-marriage in Germany

November 23, 1928
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(J.T.A. Mail Service)

An organization which will act as a Jewish matrimonial agency in Germany, in order to combat the growing tendency toward intermarriage, has been established in Frank-furt. The organization, which will have branches throughout the country, is intended only for social and welfare purposes, and the funds, which will be raised by donations, bequests, and endowments, will be used to provide dowries for poor Jewish brides.

Organizations are eligible for membership as well as individuals. A number of Jewish communities and the German Grand Lodge of the B’nai Brith have already made grants to the funds of the organization.

Col. Herbert H. Lehman, Lieutenant-Governor-elect of the State of New York, will speak on “A Social Program for New York State,” at the joint dinner of the “Better Times Magazine” and the New York City Conference of Social Work at the Hotel Astor on December 6.

Col. Henry Aaron Guinzburg, merchant and philanthropist, left most of his several million dollar estate to a son, Harold K. Guinzburg. and a daughter, Mrs. James Marshall, No. 50 Central Park West, by the terms of his will filed for probate. Col. Guinzburg died Nov. 16.

A bequest of $15,000 to the Federation for the Support of Philanthropic Societies, of which Mr. Guinzburg was treasurer, and $10,000 to the Recreation Rooms and Settlement, were contained in the will. An explanation of these small bequests, according to Louis Marshall, friend and legal adviser of Col. Guinzburg, was the large amounts the philanthropist had given to charities of all kinds during his lifetime. The bequest to the Recreation Rooms and Settlement is to be used for scholarships in memory of Col. Guinzburg’s father and mother.

About $60,000, the value of the residuary estate of the late Mrs. Josie Gutmann, widow of Jacques Gutmann, merchant, will eventually go to the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, according to the terms of her will. Mrs. Gutmann, who resided at the Hotel Gotham, died November 2, leaving an estate valued at about $75,000.

The Hebrew Infant Asylum. University Avenue and Kingsbridge Road, The Bronx. is bequeathed $10,000 outright in the will. The remainder is divided into trust funds for five other relatives, and held by the Federation.

Dedication of the new community center building in Woodbine, N.J. was held last Sunday. The building, modernly equipped for sports and study, was constructed at a cost of $30,000 from funds supplied by the Baron De Hirsch Foundation, which founded the community in 1891.

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