More than 1,000 women attended the Ivriah springtime breakfast held last Thursday at the Waldorf Astoria to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the organization. Dr. Solomon Goldman of Chicago spoke on “The Present Jewish Crisis.” Among the other speakers were Rabbi David de Sola Pool, Bernard Semel, and Mmes. William Jasie, Gabriel Hamburger and Max Lazare. The latter headed the arrangements committee, assisted by Mrs. Alex Ostriker as program director.
This has been an active week for the Brooklyn Hadassah. The Borough Park Group held a cultural meeting and linen shower at the Menorah Building, 5000 Fourteenth avenue on April 25. Magdelin Grosshandler Groggins reviewed. “Ah, Wilderness!”, and Mme. Shomer Rothenberg entertained with a group of Chassidic songs. Mmes. George Offin and Edward Silver were co-chairmen. On the Saturday evening following, Mrs. Leo Taran, vice-president of the professional group of Brooklyn Hadassah, gave a bridge at her home, 1015 Washington avenue. Mrs. Adolph Slomka was guest of honor. Mrs. Charles Dumay of 241 Penn street also entertained at her home on the same evening with a card party, the proceeds of which were destined for the Infant Welfare Fund.
A full chapter is devoted to the activities of the National Council of Jewish Women in the third volume of the “Jewish Library,” edited by Dr. Leo Jung, which has just appeared. Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon, a founder and honorary president of the Council, and Mrs. Nannie Reis of Chicago, a former member of the board of directors, wrote the chapter.
The Crippled Children’s After Care Organization, of which Mrs. Morris Arons is president, celebrated its seventeenth anniversary at a tea and fashion show week at the Hotel Pierre, 2 East Sixty-first street. Dr. Louis K. Anspacher spoke on “The Drama as a Social Force.”
The organization conducts clinics at public schools of the city and has its headquarters at the Post Graduate Hospital.