“B’nai B’rith Week”, and ambitious Western Pennsylvania project, gets under way March 9-15 under the auspices of Pittsburgh Lodge No. 44, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Pittsburgh, the B’nai B’rith Council of Western Pennsylvania and the Aleph Zadek Aleph.
This celebration, the most ambitious undertaking in the history of the order in Western Pennsylvanis has a three-fold purpose. The first is to gain the good will of the Jewish public for B’ani B’rith; the second, to increase the membership of the order, the third, to raise a fund for the Anti-Defamation League, the Hillel Foundation, A.Z.A. and the B’nai B’rith Home for Friendless Children at Erie, Pa.
The more important activities included in the program are as follows: Friday, March 9, there will be a luncheon. This will officially inaugurate the week and the ninetleth anniversary membership drive. Sunday, March 11, there will be a convention of the B’nai B’rith Council of Western Pennsylvania. Monday, March 12, there is to be a discussion of Max Kohler’s brochure on “The united States and German Jewish persecutions – Precedents for popular and goveenmental action.” A radio address dealing with the contrbution of B’nai B’rith to religious tolerance will be broadcast. Tuesday, March 13, a smoker devoted to the inerests of Jewish students in the schools of Pittsburgh and in the Aleph Zadek Aleph will be held. Wednesday, March 14, there will be a concert. Gertrude Wieder, prominent artist, will provide a musical program. Thursday, March 15, the last day of the “B’nai B’rith Week,” will be marked by reports on the membership campaign and the initiation of the new members.
The general chairman of B’nai B’rith we ek is Nathan M. K#Mrs. I. A. Melnick is vice-chairman. Other members of the committee in charge are M. A. Golomb, Meyer Sikov, Samuel Krimsley, Morris Berger, Nathan Wasserman, S. W. Kleinman, A. H. Kaufman, L. S. Levin, Frank R. S. Kaplan, Max kleckner, Daniel Krause, Goerge Schwartz, A. L. Wolk and Joseph Goodman.
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