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Zionists Plan Celebration in Honor of Professor Einstein April 9th

March 25, 1929
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An American Zionist celebration of Professor Albert Einstein’s fiftieth birthday will be held at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 9th, Emanuel Neumann, president of the Jewish National Fund, announced. The celebration will be under the joint auspices of the Jewish National Fund and the Zionist Organization of America. Herman Bernstein is chairman of the arrangements committee.

The Jewish National Fund Council of Greater New York, which was formed last week, will attempt to raise the sum of $30,00 through Golden Book inscriptions toward the fund for the Einstein Forest, according to an announcement made by Rabbi Norman Salit, who is Chairman of the committee that has been formed to organize the Council.

The $30,000 will be secured from 300 individuals or groups in New York, who will each give $100 to be inscribed in the Golden Book of the National Fund, to be presented to Prof. Einstein at the World Zionist Congress.

A commission of nine which will constitute the American Board of Inquiry of the Zionist Organization, has been appointed, Elihu D. Stone, Chairman of the national executive committee of the Zionist Organization of America, announced. The naming of the commission is part of the investigation now being carried on by the World Zionist Organization in regard to the methods of propaganda and organization of the Zionist movement.

The commission consists of Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America, who will act as Chairman; Abraham Goldberg, David Freiberger, Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, Miss Sarah Kussy, Louis E. Levinthal, Dr. A. J. Rongy, Morris Rothenberg, and Nelson Ruttenberg. Mr. Stone will be an ex-officio member.

A program for the Zionist Organization will be formulated by the commission on the basis of a survey of Zionist public opinion, and submitted to the convention in Detroit, June 30th, Mr. Stone stated.

Five trees will be planted in the Herzl Forest in Palestine as a memorial to Miss Miriam Slomka, secretary to the Brooklyn chapter of Hadassah, who died on Wednesday. The national board of Hadassah voted to pay tribute to Miss Slomka for her efforts in behalf of the organization and her interest in the development of Palestine.

Lieutenant-Governor Herbert H. Lehman opened the Long Island campaign of the United Palestine Appeal for $60,000 at a banquet at the Jewish Center of Far Rockaway, Sunday night.

The rebuilding of Palestine in a nonpartisan task, which all American Jews must share, Lieutenant-Governor Lehman declared in his address. Miss Nancy Samuel, daughter of Sir Herbert Samuel, was one of the speakers. Leon Lauterstein acted as toastmaster.

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