With the voting of subventions to a number of relief and hospital institutions and the election of officers, the fifty-sixth annual convention of District Grand Lodge No. 7 of the Independent Order B’nai Brith was closed here yesterday.
Joe Morse of Nashville, Tenn, was elected president. Other officers elected for a term of one year were: First vice-president, Morris Neyer of Houston; second vice-president, Leo Bearnman of Memphis; Secretary, Myron Goldman of New Orleans, who was chosen for the post for the nineteenth consecutive term; treasurer, Archibald Marx of New Orleans.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, was chosen as the place for the next convention, which will be held in May, 1930.
The institutions which will be aided through subventions voted by the convention are the Jewish Children’s Home, New Orleans; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans; Leo N. Levi Memorial Hospital, Hot Springs B’nai Brith Home for the Aged and Infirm, Memphis, National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, Denver, the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Denver, the A. Z. A. Junior B’nai Brith fraternity, the Jewish Sheltering Home for Children, Denver.
Nathan Goldstein of Greenville, Mississippi, was honored by the assembled delegates as the oldest member present, having attended 54 of the 56 annual conventions.
Fifteen delegates were elected to represent the district at the coming quin-quennial convention of the Constitution Grand Lodge which will meet in Cincinnati April, 1930. The delegates named are: J. G. Adler, Mobile, Ala., E. R. Bernstein, Shreveport, Rabbi Abram Brill, Shreveport; Leo Bearman, Memphis, Nathan Cohn, Nashville, Julius Cohn, Chattanooga, A. B. Freyer, Shreveport, Myron Goldman, New Orleans, Maurice Hirsch, Houston, Charles J. Haase, Memphis, Charles Jacobson, Little Rock, Morris Meyer, Houston, Archibald Marx, New Orleans, Charles Moritz, Montgomery, Rabbi Martin Zielonka, El Paso.
City Commissioner of Mobile, Leon Schwartz, headed the local committee in charge of convention arrangements. The convention was closed with a prayer by Rabbi Alfred G. Moses of Mobile.
Under the auspices of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of American, talks on the Palestinian mother will be given at meetings throughout the United States in honor of Mothers’ Day. How Hadassah’s public health work has helped Palestinian women to use science in the care of their children will be the subject of addresses at the meetings.
Hadassah is urging the purchase of trees for planting in the Herzl Forest in Palestine, as part of the program of the Jewish National Fund in reafforestation in the Holy Land. Hundreds of trees have been sold this week through Hadassah chapters in honor of Mothers’ Day.
A radio program will be broadeast by the Council of Young Israel over Station WPCH every Sunday at 6 P. M.
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