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Urges Jewish Women to Cultivate Jewish Social Life

January 1, 1933
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Jewish women must cultivate a Jewish social life if Judaism is to continue, Mrs. Paula Ollendorf of Breslau, Germany, declared at a Chanukah Tea arranged by the New York City Branch of the Women’s League of The United Synagogue of America, at the Park Lane Hotel.

Mrs. Ollendorf, who is Vice-President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Germany, an organization of 60,000 members, and also a descendant of Joseph Karo, the author of the Shulchan Aruch contrasted the modern Jewish woman with the Jewish woman of the ghetto.

“The walls of the ghetto preserved the Jewish people by compelling Jews to live together,” Mrs. Ollendorf said. “When these walls are down their function must be maintained. The Jewish woman must create a warm congeniality in social intercourse that will keep Jewish life in existence.”

Other speakers at the Tea were Rabbi I. H. Levinthal of Brooklyn and Mrs. Samuel Spiegel, National President of the Women’s League. Mrs. Louis Ginzberg was Chairman of the Arrangements Committee and Mrs. Samuel M. Cohen, President of the New York City Branch, presided over the occasion.

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