Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Dr. Bluestone Elected New Head of the Order Sons of Zion

June 26, 1929
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Dr. J. I. Bluestone of Brooklyn was unanimously elected Nasi of the Order Sons of Zion, succeeding Max Perlman of New York, who declined renomination. Another candidate who declined before the balloting was Dr. H. J. Epstein of New York. Dr. Bluestone has served the Order as Nasi on four previous occasions, the last time being during 1927-1928. Ill health prevented him from continuing his duties at that time. He will soon attain his seventieth birthday. Election and installation of officers concluded the convention of the Order here yesterday.

Louis Weiss of Newark was elected Sgan Rishon after David Podolsky, Louis Rimisky and Nathan Chasan, all of New York, declined nomination. Mr. Podolsky was elected treasurer of the Order, following declinations by Meyer Herbst and Barney Wiener, both of New York. Alazar Kushner of New York was elected counsel to the Order and Dr. Solomon. Neumann, New York, was re-elected chief medical examiner.

For the office of Sgan Sheini, the candidates were Jacob I. Kaplan of New York and B. Fine of Brooklyn, the former being chosen. Candidates for Maskir were Harry A. Pine of Newark, the present incumbent, and Max Goldman of New York. Mr. Pine was elected. This contest was heated lasting nearly two hours. So acrimonious did it become that a number of Brooklyn delegates, led by S. Hein, left the hall, refusing to vote. They returned later, however, and cast their ballots.

The convention voted to inaugurate a system of insurance whereby the Jewish National Fund will be the beneficiary. A member may take out a minimum policy for $100 and name the Jewish National Fund as his beneficiary, according to the plan.

The convention expressed opposition to calendar reform. It urged support for the Barondess Memorial Fund and also urged its delegates to the Detroit Zionist convention to support the claims of the Jewish Legionnaires for a colony in Palestine. Camps of the Order were urged to raise money for inscribing Albert Einstein’s name in the Golden Book and voted a contribution to the Gewerkschaften drive. Continued support to the American Jewish Congress was pledged.

Despite the fact that Judea Industrial Corporation stockholders attending the convention held a meeting here and discussed palliative measures affecting the company, the matter was not brought up on the convention floor as had been intimated by several delegates.

The following were elected to the Executive Board: Max Harmelin, Victor Mintz and I. Kronstein of Newark; Sol Friedland, Mayer Herbst, Dr. H. Levine, I. Posnansky and S. M. Stukgold of New York; C. Chansky of Connecticut, and S. Coblentz of Paterson. The convention elected all past Nasim members of the Executive Board, with full powers, for the ensuing year.

Recommended from JTA