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ROPERTy "OF 'LE PUBLIC LIBRARY for If" It, . to the .. to the Federated Federated Fund Fund ! MARCH 1,5, 1948--II ADAR 4, 5708 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOL. XXV, NO. 24 Dr. de Sola Pool To Speak TonighI At Temple Center One of the outsta]ding Jewish leaders in America, a noted author and lecturer, Dr. David de Sola Pool, spiritual leader of the ,ldest Jewish congregation in this coun- try, will speak at a public meeting to be held 8:15 p.m. Monday eve- ning, March 15, at Temple Center. The noted Rabbi will be intro- duced to the Seattle community by Frank Newman, Sr.. Campaign Chairman of the Federated Jewish Fund. Max Block, past president of the Fund, will preside. In addition to serving as rabbi of the Spanish-Portuguese Syna- gogue in New York, Dr. Pool is also president of the Union of Sephardic DR. DAVID DE SOLA POOL Congregations and is an official ad- visor to the War and Navy Depart- ment on religious matters. He is now serving as chairman of the Committee on Religious Ac- tivities of the Jewish Welfare Board and is a former president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers and the Synagogue Coun- cil of America. In addition, he has been honored for his contributions to the literary world, being the author of many works on Jewish life in America. Dr. Pool served with the Joint Dis- tribution Committee as a regional director for Palestine and Syria and has been a leader for many years in philanthropic and Zionist ac- tivities. On Sunday night, he spoke at a banquet arranged by Sephardic leaders where he was honored by the Seattle Jewish Sephardic Com- munity. Accompanying the Rabbi is his wife, herself a leader in Jewish affairs, now serving as National Co-Chairman of the Med- ical School campaign of the He- brew University and Hadassah. Dr. Pool is appearing in Seattle under the auspices of the United Jewish Appeal, chief beneficiary of the Federated Jewish Fund. "There will be no solicitation for funds," said Mr. Newman. "Here is an op- portunity for Seattle Jewry to hear a message from a great American Jewish authority." "Mrs. Shush" Is Feature of Temple Circle FF Benefit The Temple Circle, social or- ganization for young men and wom- en, is now sponsoring a "Mrs, Shush" contest for the benefit of the Federated Jewish Fund, it was announced by George Farkas, pres- ident of the organization. "Anyone is eligible to enter the contest," said Farkas. "All that is required is that you send a dime or Zuore to the Temple Circle, care of Mira Ross, 4340 13th Ave. S,, with a rote indicating your name and telephone number. Three names are drawn from a box every other week and the persons chosen are asked (Continued on page 4) And Still The Herzl Announces Lady Said 'No' Aprd Arrival of In addition to buying a strip of space across the bottom of page I i i-- ]$plrflua! leader two to advertise the Talmud Tor- ah's "Spring Festival and Dance" Herzl Congregation has an- March 20 and 21, we decided to use nounced the acceptance of Rabbi a bit of prose to tell you about a Samuel Penner of Washington, D. certain phone call. C., as their spiritual leader. The We selected a name at random young rabbi, who will arrive here from a mailing list and put througtl to take his post in about a month, a call. A nice lady answered and visited the city earlier and received this is roughly the conversation: :-m emhusiastic reception from the We: "Have you heard of the Tal- membership. mud Torah's 'Spring Festival and Rabbi Penner received his B.A. Dance'?" dcgree from the City College of She: "My husband isn't home" New York in 1941 and was ordained We: "No, you don't understand, into the rabbinate by the Jewish the 'Spring Festival and Dance' is Theological Seminary of America / big social event sponsored by the in 1944. Talmud Torah." He is at present serving as the She: "So." president of the Washington Zion- We: "Do you plan to attend?" She: "No." We: "Certainly you wouldn't miss it. For door prizes we are givin, away a brand new General Elec- tric refrigerator and a General Electric range." She: 'Tin not excited." We: "Be',ides lhat, there are hun- dreds of do]lars of f{roeeries and oih r valuable merchandi,;e to be laken home by some lucky people." She: "I need it?? My husband (Continued on page 4) Rosalyn Capeloto I Queen of N. W. Conclave The new Hillel building in Seat- tle was a scene of friendly smiles, cordial receptionists, new faces and warm hand-shakes as February 20- 22 came and went to mark the first Pacific Northwest Hillel Conference as well as the Silver Jubilee of Hillel Foundations. Participating in the conclave were students, di- rectors and counsellors from Eu- gene, Corvallis, Portland, Van- couver. B. C., Montana and Seattle. The grand affair, sponsored and prepared by Seattle students, was successfully carried through the MISS ROSALYN CAPELOTO three days with cultural, educa- tional and social programs. Rabbi Jehudah Cohen, regional director, and Rabbis Charles Syd- ney, Philip Kleinman, David Ko- gen and Dr. Joseph Ellison repre- sented their Hillel centers in the Northwest. The Seattle Hillel stu- dent choir, under the direction of Samuel Goldfarb, nationally known Jewish composer, and under the student leadership of Sol Birulin, rendered melodic liturgical hymns and Palestinian folk songs during the three-day conclave. The social held at the Sorrento hotel proved a tremendous success. Rosalyn Capeloto was selected queen of the conference. Dressed in a white satin formal, her rosy cheeks, dark brown hair, blue eyes and obvious charms won her the title. Some persons believe that the Na- tional Hillel conference will now follow the pattern and organiza- tional techniques promoted by the Seattle Hillel students and Rabbi Samuel Horowitz. SAMUEL PENNER ist Emergency Council and on be- half of the Jewish Community Council of Washington, D. C., he is now Municipal Supervisor of Jewish education. Rabbi Penner is also the author of the forthcoming book, "Jewish Contributions to the Medieval Ren- aissance." Youth Commission Asks For Camp Applications The Seattle Zionist Youth Com- mission announces that it again plans to send several young people (ages 18-25) to the Brandeis Camp Institute. Those wishing to apply should contact Dr. Levy at VE. 7009. Hadassah Affair Features Dr. Sachar, Mrs. de S01a P001 as Guest Speakers More than 800 reservations have been made for the fif- teenth annual Donors' Luncheon of Seattle Chapter, Hadas- sah, on Monday, March 15, at Temple Center, 15th and East Union. Mrs. Boris Merport and Mrs. Samuel Rotenberg are co-chairmen of the luncheon. Mrs. Irving Anches is presi- 'dent of Seattle Chapter Hadassah, MRS. IRVING ANCHES C0,,ncil ....... Plans Big Drive for Funds The Seattle Jewish Youth Coun- cil will do its utmost this year to raise funds for the Federated Jew- ish Fund, it was announced yester- day by Sylvia Pincus and Louis Friedman, co-chairmen of the Youth Council Federated Fund commit- tee. The youth goal this year has been set at $10,000. Every young adult organization will be asked to ap- point a chairman to solicit from each member of the various organizations. "Jewish youth in Palestine are fighting for their very existence," said the chairmen. "All that is re- quired of us is money to help them preserve their lives. We must do all we can to help the Federated Jewish Fund raise the necessary $850,000." Large Crowd Witnesses Ceremonies At Hillel Building Dedication On Sunday, February 29, the new B'nai B'rith Hillel building at the University of Washington was formally ded- icated. This marked the fulfillment of a long cherished dream on the part of an ardent and devoted group of men and women, who had so earnestly labored for this cause. Almost 2,000 people were pres- ent during the day to witness the services and the reception which followed. Everyone was thrilled at the beauty and the magnificence of the new building. Lovely Decorations The building was beautifully dec- orated for the occasion, giving an elegant setting for the dedication services. Past Grand President P. Allen Rickles presided at the services. He gave the story and background of the Hillcl foundations, and par- ticularly of the Hillel building at (Continued on page 4) Dedication Participants Participating in the Htllel Dedication services were, left to right: P. Allen Rickles, past grtnd president of District No. 4; Raymond B. Allen, president of the University of Washington; Hy Samuels, first vice-president of the District Lodge; and Ben Z. Levin, Seattle Lodge president. which has a membership of more than 1,000 women. Dr. A. L. Sachar, national chair- man of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations, will be the speaker. Dr. Sachar, who is a well-known radio news analyst, will discuss the Palestine partition problems as they face the world today. Mrs. David de Sola Poole of New York, national board member of Hadassah, who has recently re- turned from Europe and Palestine, also will be a guest speaker at the hmcheon. Mrs. Samuel Rotenberg will act as toastmistress. Rabbi Samuel Horowitz of the Seattle Hillel Foundation will give the invocation. Nearly 1,000 children whose mothers are Hadassah members have contributed their February savings that other children might live. All funds raised at the lunch- con will be given to the Youth Aliyah project which transports orphan children from the D. P. camps in Europe to Palestine and maintains them until they are 18 years of age. The cost of mainte- nance of each youngster is $600. Seattle chapter hopes to send at least 30 youngsters. Some of the funds raised will be given to Pales- tinian Hadassah, which is the offi- cial Red Cross of Palestine. Because of the warfare now being conduct- ed there, more supplies than ever are needed. Decorations for the luncheon are most unusual. They will follow a United Nations theme with flags of all the countries decorating the entire ceiling of the Temple. Host- esses will be dressed in Gibson Girl outfits, with aprons in various colors to represent the flags of the various nations. Each guest at the luncheon will receive a 30-page souvenir pro- gram. Mrs. Harry Lewis, assisted by Mrs. A1 Lachman, has been in charge of arrangements for the program. Dance Given For Aid of Orphans The Bikur Cholum Sisterhood is sponsoring a Benefit Purim Dance cabaret style on Saturday evening, March 27th, at the D. A. R. House, 800 Roy Street. Proceeds of the affair will go towards the Sisterhood's project of MRS. EDWARD BARONSKY clothing 150 children in two orphan homes in France. Reservations for tickets may be secured by calling the co-chairmen Mrs. Edward Baronsky at Mi. 0885, or Mrs. Charles Ferner, at Pr. 9595 and Mrs. Aaron Katsman, Sister- hood President, at .We. 8608. Also working on the various com- mittees are the following Mes- dames: Nate Sulman, Slata Bogueh, Earl Robbins, Ben Genauer, Nathar Becker, Samuel Kotkins, and Mrs. Isaac Genauer.