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Central Ohio's Only Jewish Newspaper Reaching Eoery Home '1 . • ®I|f #Ijto Jewish Cbrontrl^ A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE IRWFSH ucltv Volume VII — 22 Devoted lo jlmerican and Jewish Ideals Begin Plans For The St. Louis Convention Of Reform Jews of U.S. Twenty-Ninth^BiTnnial Conven- tion of the U. A. H. C. WiU Be Held in St. Louis on January 20lh, 2l8t and 22d COMMITTEEiAND THE PROGRAM ARE NOW . BEING DEVELOPED I'rciliminary steps for the organization ot a local committee to plan and take cliargc of the Twenty-ninth Biennial Convention of the Union of Atnerican J-Jebrcw Congregations and its affiliated organizations were started at a recent conference, of leading reform Jews of that cily. A meeting of the presidents of the various reform temples was held at the Colnmbian Club and plans were laid lor the organization of a convention committee and program. Edwin B. Mcssner, President of Temple Shaare Emeth, was chosen general chairman of tlie convention, with Aaron Waldheim and Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld, vice chair-, men, Julius Glaser treasurer, .ind Ben Shifrin, secretary. Those present at thc meeting included the presidents of the four Reform tem¬ ples of St. Louis, the presidents of the local Sisterhoods, the presidents of the Mens Temple Clubs, and the Rabbis of the temples. An executive committee was formed which will be composed of , the presidents of the Temples, of the Sisterhoods, the Men's Temple Clubs, and also the President of the Council of Jewish Women. The officers of the con¬ vention will also be members of the ex¬ ecutive committee. The work of the convention will be carried on by twelve committees which will . include Committees on Hotel, Speakers, Banquet, Registration, Badges! Transportation, Information, Publicity Hospitality, Printing, Reception and En-' tertainment. The personnel of these committees will be selected from the four congregations which will be in • charge of the convention work. ...^.,,, Among those present at the first meet- ¦'¦ mgr. were; Ed-win B.' Meissner," Aaron Waldheim, Julius Glaser, Walter Freund, Samuel Russak, Mrs. Maurice Stein¬ feld. Mrs. Freund, Mrs. Lily Godlovc, Mrs. Schwartz, Rabbi Leon Harrison of . Temple Israel, Rabbi Louis Witt of Tern- ' pie Shaare Emeth, Rabbi Julian Miller • of Temple B'nai El. Rabbi Samuel Thurman of the United Hebrew Con gregation, Walter Glaser, president o the.Men's Club of Temple Isr<iel, Dr Max Goldstein, president of the Men's Club of Temple Shaare Emeth, M. Steyermark, President of the Men's Club of B'nai El, and Ben Shifrin. president of the Men's Club of the United Hebrew Congregation. , , The convention will be held in St. Louis on January 20th, 21st and 22nd. It is expected that approximately two thousand prominent rabbis and Jewish leaders from all parts of the country will attend thc convention. Reports'bir the progress made by the Union and its af filiated oragnizations, the. National Fed eration of Temple Sisterhoods, and the National Federation of Temple Brother hoods, will be presented, and a special re¬ port on plans for the strengthening of the work of the Union will' be presented ¦ by a Committee of Twenty-five, headed by David A. Brown of Detroit. The Union of American Hebrew Con- ' gregations supports the Hebrew Unidn College at Cincinnati, an institution for (Concluded on page 4)" coi.UArriu.s, oi)jo, octohkr Notorious Pogrom Perpetrator, Golko, Arrested MOSCOW-7j~T-. A.) -Bandit Golko, notorious pogrom perpetrator in the Ukraine, was arrested today in the 'llage of Pctro6strowsk, district of ^inowjcwsk. Oolko will be tried before the revo¬ lutionary tribunal. He has been respon¬ sible for many massacres in Jewish towns and villages in the Ukraine. Relief Congress Urges International Loan For Stranded Refugees Russia Faces Danger of Famine; Seventy MiUion Gold Rubles Necessary to Iniprove Situation, Report States SecondAnnual Ivreeyoh Ball to Be Held October 28th Affair Promises to Be One of the Finest Ever Presented in the City of Columbus. I Tickets for the Second Amiual Ivree¬ yoh Ball which Will be held on Octobci aSth at Memorial Hall arc in the pos, session of every Ivreeyoh member and it will be a pleasure for them to sell these tickets to readers of the Chhon¬ icle. The afifair—arranged as it is for the purpose of raising funds for the Co¬ lumbus Hebrew School-promises to be a most gala afifair. It is hoped that every Jew who is interested in the per¬ petuation of Judaism will avail himself of this splendid opportunity to help the good cause along. The finest of music has been secured and the utmost attention has been given to the arrangements so that every one' might be thoroughly pleased. Watch forthcoming announcements in future issues of the Ohio Jewish Chronicus for further information. VIENNA- (Jewish Telegraph Agen- /) —The governments of the various countries and the League of Nations were urged to endorse, an international loan for thc purpose of relieving the situation of many thousands of refugee and their children .stranded in Europe resolution unanimously adopted by the Children's Relief Congress which is in session here. The loan is to be administered by the International Labor Bureau, which is functioning in coiyiection with the League of N.-itions, the Red Cross and Ithe large labor organizations. ¦ i.'i.flOO nursing babies are under the care of thc institutions maintained bv thc Soviet Government; 280,000 school children are being taken care of by'the Soviet Government bec^^usc of the in¬ ability of their parents to provide for them, according to the report of the Russian Red Cross submitted Congress. The report further that Soviet institutions are able lu Ldie I for only % per cent of the total number of children who are in need; the rest must be left to their fate. The' kitua- grows worse on account of the lamine which is spreading througl Russia this year.' Tt is estimiited that, =f .^""3 .<^f; n/Jt,.iM^ tha".;7!>:,ini)j'ian.sa3.1d] rubles will be necessary; 7 million gold rubles have already been apportioned for. children's relief in' Russia. Mr. Aberson, representing the Jewish World Relief Conference reported on the situation of the Jewish children in Russia, pointing out the dangers of famine, disease and degeneration, ap¬ pealed to the Congress to continue its relief work in Rus.sja just as the J. ish World Relief Conference has I cided to do. "Should we fail to bring help, there will be in Europe a ¦e of physically and morally sick children," he stated. The representative if the Russian Red Cross, Mr. Lagodz- :y, took exception to the sad picture (Irawn by Aberson and contended that Ithe situation was so only during the yeans 1022 and 102.^, but since then there has been great improvement. Mr. Aberson concluded with an appeal to , all foreign organizations to continue the emergency relief work in Russia "Dad" Schonthal To Be Honored This Evening At Testimonial Dinner In Deshler Hotel; Leading Men of Cityand^State Will Be Present After Announcing Gifts of $2M0O to Thirteen Institutions "Uncle Joe" Declares He Is CasDin, i„ on DividendsTC^intir.!! ^ft ri '";;*"*"* ^*^ A™™^ *« Thirteen Benefited by Gifts Made to Commemorate Philanthropist's 70th Birthday Anniversary ~ "Dad" Retired from Business Fifteen Years Aco and Has Been Devotirig All His Time to Humanitarian En! deavors. In conimenioration of his sevcntifth birthday "Dad" Schonthal, who retiVcfl from business fifteen years ago to '>lc- his life to social service work, !ias given .'ii20,0(IO to public service agentic.', here and elsewhere. s face wrinkling' in the kinoly, fiuizzical smile which characterizes hSm, Uncle Joe was asked what he cxpcded to receive from his gifts. "Dividends in happiness," was liling reply. The.o Are Beneficiaries Tho ii!20,000 was distributed to ,fhe Hermine Schonthal Home, Riga, R^s- Congrcgations for a library , fund; 3t. sia; thc Union of American Hebp^w Francis, Mt. Carmel and St. AnthoriVs Hospitals; St. Anne's Infants' Holiie, the Boy Scouts, the police and fire i;ie- partment sick benefit funds, Godnlan Guild, Children's Hospital, the Leo''N. ! List of Notable«l on Speaker's Program at \ Dinner Honoring "Dad" , Schonthal ! A program of speaker* hai . been arranged for the test!-, menial dinner to be* given in, honor of Joseph Schonthal to-i night, .at 7 p. m., in the ball 1 . room of the Deshler hotel. Those vho will be on the speaker's list, are Governor! Donahey, Dr. W. O. Thompson,' president of Ohio State Uni- . versity; James E. Campbell, ex- ' governor of Ohio; Judge Horner^ ington, D. C, and General Ed¬ ward Orton, jr.. former presi- dent of the Chamber of Com- merce. S. M. Levy is chairman of the committee arranging the dinper. Special Services at the Elks' Hall Highly Appreciated hy Students The Special New Year and Yom Kip- ir services for students arranged by the Temple at the Elks' Auditorium proved very successful. Every young d woman who attended enjoyed them to the utmost and departed spirit¬ ually exalted and with a stronger and more edifying Jewish' consciousness. The music was extraordinarily im¬ pressive ; the sermons of Rabbis Morgcn¬ stern .ind Tarshish did much towards uplifting the thoughts and ideals of the 'listeners. The Men's and Women's Committees, which cooperated towards making these services successfid de¬ serve much praise. The following gentlemen comprised the Men's Com- mittct:: Jack Lazarus, Chairman ; Mcyei Kyser, Mark Feinknopf, Julius Zeck¬ hauser, Arthur Cohen, Joseph C. Good¬ man, Dr. Louis Mark, Dr. Samuel D Edelman, Ben Kaplan, Abe Weinfeld,' Marcus Burstine, Simon Bornheim, and Rabbi Jacob Tarshish. The following ladies comprised the La<lies' Committee: Mrs. A. R. Weiler, Chairman; Mrs'. Meyer KySier, and Mrs. Simon Born- heim. . Special thanks are due Dr. Julian Morgenstern, President of the Hebrew Union College, for his kindness in con¬ senting to take charge of these services. The Columbus community was certainly happy and honored by his presence here. His thought provoking sermons were received with approbation by the hundreds of students and young people who filled the spacious auditorium on Rosh Hashona and Yom Kippur. Levi Memorial Hospital, Hot Springs Ark.; and the Hebrew School of Colum¬ bus, East R:ich St. A portion of a letter of thanks from sisters at St. Francis Hospital reads: "Be assured 'that we are deeply grate¬ ful for your kind thought of the poor children of St. Francis, and we know that God will not let this good deed go unrewarded." Although many of his gifts have betn ) Jewish Institutions, others have been lielped as in the present instance. Af iart, as a friend said yesterday, he "human citizen." His aid has enabled 12!). boys and girls to graduate from Ohio State Ui ty. He founded and has supported' - their founding the Hermine Schpi thai Community House and the Jcwi.s Infants' Home of Ohio, both in E. Rich St. Experts in social service work have termed them two of the finest in the I country, one calling the communitv house the "palace for the poor in Rich Fifteen yfears before he retired, Mr. Schonthal made his debut iii Philan¬ thropic work. The people w^.o have come to him for aid are^umberless. Aids Entire Family One instance where hit aid preveiiterl the disruption of a family was related. A Pennsylvania shop foreman became OUTLOOK FOR KEREN HAYESOD DRIVE HERE IS VERY BRIGHT SK-k, and Mr. Schonthal was called on He rented a small shop and stocked : i.'rocery store for the man's wife. Tlic railroader died, and Mr. Schon [''=' /'S--"'" ^vas called. He was in il ¦•i-Mlth at the time, and there was ; cavy downpour of rain. He got ou- f hed aiul drove lo thc house, where e comforted the widow. The .stock of thc store was exhausted lie widow and her five children were I'c'iiiilcss. "I don't want to break up 'iiy home and give up my babies to chanty," the woman sobbed. Mr. Sclio.itlial purchased $1000 worth 'f groceries to restock the store. The Homan carried on, and has raised her ¦Inen, kept them well-fed and clothed has educated them. Hiosc fine boys and girls are my '!ividends." said "Uncle Joe" yesterday. In 1017, shortly after the United States I entered the World War, 19 young men " of them commissioned oflicers, came to \rr. Schonthal's room ij, the New I Southern Hotel. One had come from Texas, another from California, a few from New York Pcnnsyivania, others- from Ohio. All were youths Mr. Schonthal has "Get up, Uncle Joe," one said. "We're I leaving for overseas and we want to tell goodby." n New Year's Eve ^^r. Schonthal received a card of greeting from these young mon, who were in the trenches. ' "That card was one ot my dividends." lie said. In 1011 Mr. Schonthal established ;hc Free, Loan foe Hebrews. In 1913, m 'V.^.-Jccvi; j!e,!:a=t.atcd ;C61umbui;-.Ju- inaugurated the Public Free Loan, lend- "(g money without interest to anyone ¦1)0 was deserving of it. When the King Ave. M. E. Church I burned down, Mr. Schonthal came across its piiiitor the next day. "What are you .so down-hearted ibout?," this Jew asked. "Oh, pur church burned down," the l)reachcr returned. 'Well, you'd better start getting funds for a new one," Schonthal ad¬ vised. "Put me down for $1000." The happiness of thc preacher and the members of the congregation were his dividends. -These are only a- few instances oi thc Iiappiness our beloved "Uncle Joe"; has caused among all classes of people ilur- nig his many years of devotion to the welfare of society. Throiigh^it the mtry people have been singing his praises and it is not unsafe tb assert that his reputation as a humanitarian has. as yet been unsurpassed hy any' man iu the great state of Ohio. The Ohio Jewish Chronicle has received many letters of appreciation from hosts of people recounting various deeds of a charitable nature which Mr. Schonthal has executed. It will be a pleasure to keep these precious letters-written as they have been by grateful people who have been benefited by "Dad's" labors This evening (Saturday) at the Desh ler Hotel several hundred of "Dad's' friends from Columbus and other citie: arranging a great testimonial dinnei for him. Representative citizens in¬ cluding leading-public men will on this auspicious occasion give public cxpres- sion to the high esteem in which "Uncle I Joe" is held by them. Per Year $3.00; Per Copy lod Stranded Jewish Immigrants Pre- y^„ ^j McnOrah vented from Work by PoLce D_g„tJ„rt DraWS DANZIG, (J. T. A.)-Thc Jewish « w» ¦ -« immigrants stranded in thc Free City of Danzig arc under thc control of the police and are not permiitted to 'accept any occupation in thc City, was thc statement of the President ofthe Dan¬ zig Senate in reply to the question of the German \ationali.sts who expressed fear that the Jewish immigrants may displace .some of thc Genniin workers. Appeals For Loyalty Of Jewish Youth In Message toJheC. J. W. Council Officer Declares Mothers Can Awaken Loyalty By Religious Preparedness NEW YORK 7^-An appeal to I mothers for an awakened and renewed loyalty.to Judaism on thc part of Jew¬ ish youth, is thc substance of a message that has been addressed to the members of thc National Council of Jewish Women, by Mrs. Edwin Zugsmith of Pittsburgh, Pa., National Chairman of j I Its Committee on Religion. It is her I that thc Jewish mother can .stimulate a new religious interest on the part of our young people, if she will ex- •her influence and use her oppor¬ tunities as thc child's first teacher. , In her message, Mrs. Zugsmith stresses the following facts: "Looking at life squarely and seeing IS a whole, we realize that a mother's luence is the strongest factor in mold- _ a child's character. Take the time calmly and serenely to 'chum' with your little son or daughter, to interpret wisely the everyday happenings, giving a gen¬ erous ,ind humane trend to your com¬ ments! Tell yoiir child the Bible stories I in all their beauty and, simplicity. Chil¬ dren love repetition, and they will thrill 'with joy when they attend religious .services with you and recognize in the Rabbi's sermon the familiar mother- taught Biblical stories, with their heroes and heroines. Observe the Jewish holi¬ days and the Friday evening services in your 'liomes ;¦ nothing- Ikn'moYe; "sfrongly. bind your child to his parents and to his faith than the communion of spirit that is brought about by home services con duated in- a reverent and intelligent manner. "Prepare your elvild for entering Re¬ ligious School by putting it to him as a great privilege to attend a school where one may learn to be good and wise. Tell him how grateful we in America should be for our freedom from ligious restraint and persecution, . ._ should use our opportunity for religious expression with dignity and .self-respect, aspiring to be good Ameri- citizens because we are good Jews. As th6 time for Bar-Mitzvah and Confirmation approaches, stress the sacredness of these ceremonies as for the consecration of oneself to a high sen.se of personal responsibility, and a I dedication of one's efForts to bring to parents, teachers, and the community at large, a really worth while contribution A Record Crowd President Braunstein Sounds the Keynote for the Coming Year's Activities PLANS BEING MADE FOR COMING YEAR All indications point towards the mic- ssful outcome of the coining drivt this city for the Palestine Founda¬ tion Fund (Keren Hayesod). Ur. I. Kachs, National Association Secretary of the Keren Hayesod, declared, after interviewing leading representative Jews of Columbus, that he was most confident that the Camiiaign Committee's efforts will be crowned with success. The Committee is composed of repre¬ sentatives of every local congregation. Among those who have manifested keen uiterest in the coming drive are W. A. I Hersch, A. J. Kobacker, H. Kobacker,' E. J, Schanfarber, Joseph Schonthal, Ed. J. Goodman, L. J. Goodman, Bert Wolman, Ben Neustadt, Aaron M, Neustadt, Rabbi Dr. I. Werne,'Dr. IJ. n._ Abramson, N. Danziger, N. Finkel¬ stein, A. Goldberg and Joseph Solove. It has been pointed out that Colum¬ bus must vindicate its reputation as a I>ul.lie-..pirited-Jewish community at this 'time; many smaller cities in everv sec¬ tion of the country liavq done much more for the Keren Hayesod than Co¬ himbus. It is hoped that Chronicle I readers who have perused recent issues very carefully will understand the. com¬ pelling reasons why this city should do Its utmost towar*!s promoting thc in- vZT °^ *''^ Palestine Foundation _ Marshall, in a public ^address bome time ago, declared that every Jew with any self-respect is in duty hound to lend his assistance towards the re¬ habilitation of the Holy Land. He pointed out that no matter what the synagogal affiliation of the man may be, he IS uninterested in religio,^ altogether, he should look upon Palestine upbuild- ">g as a humanitarian duty too com¬ pelling to be shirked. of s "Parents, do not discourage your sons from entering the ministry if they have the qualifications for this profession. The spiritual and the material rewards are adequate, and the Jewish pulpit sure¬ ly needs our best young men. With all stimuli toward religion and spiritu¬ ality sincerely and consistently put into practice, do you think our young people would be cynical, scofiing, sneering and impatient of things religious? "It is the duty of Jewish women to prepare them.'ielves for the best and highest type of motherhood. The National Council of Jewish Women has been a training school in Judaism foi r women, througli its Bible classes study of Jewish music, and through inspiring book on Jewish prayer." The Mcnorah Society of the Ohio State University held its annual re¬ ception in thc Blue Room of the Pom- erenc Hall, Saturday evening, October eleventii. Mr. Roy J. Stone, last year's presi- -¦nt. presided. The main address of the •ening was delivered by Dr. Tarshish, Rahbi of Bryden Road Tcmi)lc. Thc Rahbi spoke of Mcnorah's purpose and thc part it plays in the lives of Jewish students. Mrs. Isaac Wol-f spoke in behalf of I he Rose K. Lazarus Si.sterhood of the Bryden Road Temple. She extended a liearty invitation to all Jewish students attend student services held at the Temple. Violin solos were rendered by Mr. Samuel Hymon accompanied by Miss Zelda Bogatin .at the piano. The newly elected president of the society, Ben Braunstein, delivered the closing speech. In a short and concise nianner he told of'increasing numbers of men and women who are coming to American Colleges to se^k truth and to gain information which will enable them to . lead broader and more significant lives. He sounded the keynote for Menorah's activities fpr this year when I he said that "this organizlation will en¬ deavor to teach truth. We will instruct speakers to ascertain all facts and to bring us the unblemished truth." 'We don't ask students to come up our meetings" he continued, ".with te book and pencil. We ask them to ue with open minds, so that what they hear there will be of significance molding their thoughts and actions." Dancing then follewed and refrcsh- I mtnts were served by the courtesy of the ladies of the Sisterhood of Bryden Rpad.Temple.",', , - ^ •¦¦'Afcc6ra?nff-fif-'tfie''turimVr"-k?''th?'?e-" ception a keen interest seems to be ifest in activities for Menorah Society. The officers of the organiza- on are endeavoring to make this season successful one. The meetings are held at the Ohio Union. The public is invited to hear the speeches delivered by men who are the recognized leaders in their respective I fields. The first meeting of the organi¬ zation will be.announced in this paper. Home, t $2:00 RABBI LESSER, OLDEST JEWISH RABBI IN AMER¬ ICA, DIES AT AGE OF 92 .CINCINNATI (J. T. A.)—Rabhi Abrahm Jacob Gershon Lesser, oldest Rabbi in America, died Tuesday night after Kol Nidre. Rabbi Lesser was 92 years of Born in the City of Mier, dis- trict of Minsk in 1834, he came to, the United States in 1880. For eighteen years he held an important rabbinical position in Chicago. In 1898 he became Orthodox Chief Rabb! in Cin- cinnati. In 19021 he wa. elected President of the Union of Orthodox Rabbi, in America. The late Rabbi left many work, in Hebrew on Halacha and Agadkh. I>1 Dinner and Pageant, Elks' Monday evening, 0:30 o'clock - per plate. , Sisterhood Luncheon, Southern Hotel I uesday 13:30 at .I1I.IO per plate. Reservations for these affairs should i made immediately through Mrs. Hiram Cohen, 1704 Oak St. STATE CONFERENCE OF C. J. W. TO TAKE PLACE HERE OCTOBER 26-27-28 I Several Elaborate Affairs to Be Given in Honor of the Delegates and " Alternates, According to The Ohio State Conference of the C. J- W. will take place in this city on October •20th, 27th, and 28tlj with Mrs. Benjamin Loewenstein of Cincinnati presiding. Airs. Loewenstein was in Columbus three years "ago and lectured on Parlia¬ mentary Law to the members of the local Council. Dr. W. O. Thompson,. President of Ohio State University, will address the wonien after luncheon, Monday, October 27th at 12:30 o'clock. Other .prominent speakers will talk on various phases of Council work. The followuig affairs are given in lionor of the Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention: Luncheon, Deshler Hotel Monday, October 27th, 12:30 o'clock. $l.3.-i per Large Attendance At Opening Meeting of Lazarus Sisterhood 'Heaven is harmony" was most beauti¬ fully stressed in the welcoming address of the President, Mrs. Marcus H. Burn¬ stine, to the members of the Rose E Lazarus Sisterhood at the OpeniuK' Meeting. Tuesday afternoon, October 14 -t the Bryden Road" Temple. , Mjss Laura Campbell, of th, Frank¬ lm Conseryatory of Music, gave two I very enjoyable and entertaining read¬ ings. Bennie Krueger with his trio delighted the audience with a program of classical and popular numbers. There were J50 ladies present at the meeting and the tea wliich followed.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1924-10-17|
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|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1924-10-17, page 01|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
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Central Ohio's Only
Jewish Newspaper Reaching Eoery Home
'1 . •
®I|f #Ijto Jewish Cbrontrl^
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR THE IRWFSH ucltv
Volume VII — 22
Devoted lo jlmerican
Begin Plans For The St. Louis Convention Of Reform Jews of U.S.
tion of the U. A. H. C. WiU
Be Held in St. Louis on
January 20lh, 2l8t
COMMITTEEiAND THE PROGRAM ARE NOW . BEING DEVELOPED
I'rciliminary steps for the organization ot a local committee to plan and take cliargc of the Twenty-ninth Biennial Convention of the Union of Atnerican J-Jebrcw Congregations and its affiliated organizations were started at a recent conference, of leading reform Jews of that cily. A meeting of the presidents of the various reform temples was held at the Colnmbian Club and plans were laid lor the organization of a convention committee and program. Edwin B. Mcssner, President of Temple Shaare Emeth, was chosen general chairman of tlie convention, with Aaron Waldheim and Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld, vice chair-, men, Julius Glaser treasurer, .ind Ben Shifrin, secretary.
Those present at thc meeting included the presidents of the four Reform tem¬ ples of St. Louis, the presidents of the local Sisterhoods, the presidents of the Mens Temple Clubs, and the Rabbis of the temples. An executive committee was formed which will be composed of , the presidents of the Temples, of the Sisterhoods, the Men's Temple Clubs, and also the President of the Council of Jewish Women. The officers of the con¬ vention will also be members of the ex¬ ecutive committee.
The work of the convention will be carried on by twelve committees which will . include Committees on Hotel, Speakers, Banquet, Registration, Badges! Transportation, Information, Publicity Hospitality, Printing, Reception and En-' tertainment. The personnel of these committees will be selected from the four congregations which will be in
• charge of the convention work. ...^.,,, Among those present at the first meet-
¦'¦ mgr. were; Ed-win B.' Meissner," Aaron Waldheim, Julius Glaser, Walter Freund, Samuel Russak, Mrs. Maurice Stein¬ feld. Mrs. Freund, Mrs. Lily Godlovc, Mrs. Schwartz, Rabbi Leon Harrison of
. Temple Israel, Rabbi Louis Witt of Tern- ' pie Shaare Emeth, Rabbi Julian Miller
• of Temple B'nai El. Rabbi Samuel Thurman of the United Hebrew Con gregation, Walter Glaser, president o the.Men's Club of Temple Isr