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Synagogues Will Study Refugee Aid

February 7, 1934
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A conference of Manhattan congregations to consider plans for the settlement of German Jewish refugees in Palestine will be held tonight at Temple Emanu-el on East 65th Street, according to an announcement by Nathan Straus Jr., chairman of the Greater New York Emergency Campaign for the Settlement of German Jewish Refugees in Plaestine. Mr Straus, who will preside at the conference, said that nationwide efforts to raise a fund of $2,000,000 for colonizing German Jews in the Holyland.

Among the speakers scheduled to speak are: Judge otto A. Rosalsky of the Court of General Sessions, Magistrate Jonah J. goldstein, chairman of the Mnhattan Division of the Emergency Campaign for Palestine; and Pierre van Paassen, noted foreign correspondent and lecturer.

Mr. van Paassen, recently returned from and extensive survey of conditions under the Hitler regime, which placed him in a concentration camp for his fearless dispatches to American newspapers. He has made a special studay of the Jewish problem in Germany.

Congregations to be represented include: Temple Emanu-El, Temple Israel, Bongregation Rodeph Scholom, Park Avenue synagogue, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, Jewish Center, Central Synagogue, Mt. Neboh Temple, Spanish – Portuguese Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Bongregation Shaare Zedek, Cong. Ohab Zedek, and the West End synagogue.


It was decided at a meeting of the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Elohim, Eighth Avenue and Gerfield Place, Brooklyn, to instintute an annual Purim dinner And Ball. This year the affair will take place on sunday evening, March 11 in the Temple Building. Tickets are $25 a couple, or $10 a cople for those under thirty years of age. Mrs. A. L. Marks and Mrs. Joseph M. Schaap are chairmen of the Dinner and Ball Committee.

Some of the patrons are: Judge and Mrs. Edward Lzansky, Judge and Mrs. Harry E. Lewis, Hon. and Mrs. Emanuel Celler, Hon. and Mrs. Ralph K. Jacobs, Judge and Mrs. Gover M. Moscowitz, Judge and Mrs. Meier Steinbrink and Judge and Mrs. Nathan Sweedler.


Sunday evening, Young Israel of Jamaica will hold its second Sunday evening conference and social at its headquarters, 87-80 153rd Street, Jamaica. The Program committee has arranged an evening of musical entertainment and other novel features. The Y. M. H. A. Choral Society, under the direction of sholam Altman will present a program of Hebrew and English folk songs. Palestinan songs will be featured. Arrangement has also been made for the presentation of moving pictures which were taken about a week ago in Palestine and were shipped to this country to Hy Kisch, Principal of the community Center of Richmond Hill Hebrew Schook, who will also deliver a talk on his travels through Egypt and Palestine.

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Max J. Schneider, president of the Bronx branch of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, announced yesterday that steps are being taken to organize a special Bronx women’s divistion of the Emergency Campaign for the Settlement of German Jewish Regugees in Palestine to provide for the colonization, and education of refugee children in the Jewish Homeland.

“The children of refugees are the most pathetic victims of the brutalities of the Hitlerites,” said Mr. Schneider. “Assailed from every quarter by wholesale slander, discrimination, and intolerance, their frail and sensitive spirits are being crushed and broken by the cruel ‘purging’ program of the Nazis against the Jews. If these children are allowed to remain in Germany much longer, their lives will be permanently distorted and mangied. They will grow up to become a gencewration without a soul, plunged in the darkness of despair and misery.”

Mr. Shneider said that “Palestine offers them and opportunity for a wholesome and construtive life in an atmosphere of peace and greedom.”

A conference of Bronx women leaders will be called soon to draw up plans for a Bronx divistion for the settlement of German Jewish children in Palestine.

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