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Digest of Public Opinion on Jewish Matters

May 13, 1927
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[The purpose of the Digest is informative. Preference is given to papers not generally accessible to our readers. Quotation does not indicate approval.–Editor.]

The bestowing of the Gottheil medal for this year on David A. Brown, the national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, is viewed by the “Jewish Morning Journal,” of yesterday, as a proper recognition of his achievements. The paper observes editorially:

“The honor bestowed on David A. Brown of Detroit through the Gottheil medal of this year, as the Jew who has done most for the Jewish people in the past year, is fully deserved. The dynamic energy of the man who successfully conducted the greatest two drives in the history of American Jewry, which means also the greatest drives in modern Jewish history, is entitled to every recognition on the part of the Jewish people. The money which is being collected through the Joint Distribution Committee renders help to the Jews of many countries in many ways, and the man who stands at the head of these fund collections is the benefactor of Jewry in the fullest sense of the word.”


The work of the New York Y. M. H. A. is praised and contributions to its building fund urged by the New York “Herald-Tribune” of yesterday in an editorial commenting on the joint sponsorship by the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. M. H. A. of Wednesday night’s symposium at the Bijou Theatre on “The Challenge of Youth.” The paper writes in part:

“The Young Men’s Hebrew Association needs $1,500,000 for an eleven-story annex to its present building at Ninety-second Street and Lexington Avenue, a structure twenty-seven years old, which has sleeping room for only twelve boys and which is quite insufficient to meet the demands upon it. The New York Y. M. H. A., organized fifty-three years ago, the pioneer in its field, has fallen behind other cities in its facilities. It relies on the first public appeal it has ever made for funds to remedy the shortcoming. A faithful service of more than half a century is worthy of substantial recognition.”

Lady Henry, widow of Sir Charles Henry. and sister of Alice and Irene Lewisohn of New York, founders of the Neighborhood Playhouse, died in London Tuesday, according to a cablegram received by Alice Lewisohn.

Lady Henry inherited several million dollars and was a generous helper of the poor. At Margrave she built a cottage home to which she sent relays of London’s poorest children for two weeks each.

She took waste ground in London and taught children how to become gardeners. A day nursery for children at Woolwich was taken over by the Government during the war.

With Lady Henry at her death were her sisters, Mrs. Martin Vogel and Miss Irene Lewisohn, and a brother. Frederick Lewisohn, an of New York.

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