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Milwaukee’s Jewish Forum Opens Tonigh

January 7, 1934
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The Jewish Center’s 1934 Open Forum, a meeting ground for Jews and Gentiles, will get under way this Sunday evening with an address by Philip F. LaFollette, former governor of Wisconsin.

LaFollette’s talk will initiate a series to be given Sunday evenings by nationally known speakers. His subject will be “Where Are We Going?”, an analysis of our economic system. This year, as last year, the Forum is expected to draw a great many non-Jews.

Among other lecturers scheduled for the Forum program are: Dr. Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago, on Feb. 18; Thomas Que Harrison, authority on Japanese affairs, March 4, on “Japan’s Future and America’s stake”; Dr. Abram Leon Sachar, national director of the Hillel Foundations, on March 18, on “Overdoing the Youth Movement”. On Jan. 21, Miss Florence Bernstein of Chicago will give a concert and lecture on Jewish folk songs.


Efforts to raise funds for two hospitals, one local, the other in Denver, are being organized by Milwaukee Jews. A Milwaukee committee has been named to solicit funds for the Jewish Consumptive Relief Hospital in Denver. Members of the committee are Joseph Brindis, chairman; Fred S. Meyer, treasurer; I. Cohen, Alexander Mosher, Ben Gill, Joseph A. Padway, Robert A. Hess, P. E. Yolles, Nick Brazy, Harry Bragarnick, Nathan Sand, Louis Rotter, Samuel Rosen, Herman Mosher and I. B. Padway.

Milwaukee Jews formerly contributed to the Denver institution through the Federated Jewish Charities, but this aid was cut off at the onset of the depression when the funds of the Federated Charities’group dropped sharply.

Preliminary plans for a drive to help keep up Mt. Sinai Hospital, one of the city’s outstanding institutions of medical care, are being drawn up by members of the Mt. Sinai Hospital Association. It is planned to make up the hospital’s annual deficit by recruiting members on an annual dues basis.

In recent years, this deficit was made up by the Jewish Charities, but on the merger of the latter body with the Community Fund, the hospital had to be placed on its own feet under the Community Fund’s rules.

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