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"1 PROPER,00 Ot: Ti00- TTLE PdgLt00 LIBRA00 to the Federated Fund File for Give Now to the Federated Fund MAY 3, 1948--NISAN 24, 5708 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOL. XXV, NO. 31 General Solicitations to Start on May 5 The Light of the Warsaw Ghello Drive Will Seek Record 4,500 Girls Spring is the time of auspmious ,)ecasions in Jewish history. Passover, just observed, eommem'orated the deliverance of the Jews from Egypt; Haman was hanged during the Passover season; the Syrians were wmquished on the first day of Passover; Adolf Hitler died in the spring of 1945 . . . and the Jews of Warsaw's ghetto gasped their last breath of air on May 8, 1943. On that day, in 1943, Germany released a terse message: "All action in the Warsaw ghetto has ceased." Fifty thousand Jews-- German, Polish, Rumanian, French, Dutch, Hungarian--the rem- nants of 500,000 who ha:d filled the ghetto, revolted at the last minute and fought for days, determined to kill as many Nazis as possible before going to their deaths. Their supreme sacrifice served as a stimulant to other ghetto inhabitants in Vilno, Cracow, and other towns to rise in wrath and murder their jnilers. The ghetto uprising was observed last week in Warsaw with the com- memoration of a statue with an ever-burning light on the place where lhey gave their lives. Jews everywhere will always remember what happened in the Warsaw ghetto. Let it serve as a stimulant to you when you make out your pledge card to the Federated Jewish Fund. "They died that others might live . . . you give that others might live." Solicitations Meet To Be Held May 4 The General Solicitation Workers division of the F.J.F. will hold a workers' rally Tuesday evening, May 4, at 8 p.m., at the Temple Center, it was announced by Sam W. Tarshis, chairman. A prominent speaker furnished by the UJA, plus a motion picture depicting current needs in Palestine and Europe and a playlet on solicit- ing will round out the program. Refreshments will be served fol- lowing the meeting. The General division is going to have a contest among its workers with two wrist watches, both do- nated, going to the two outstanding solicitors. Winners will be judged on the amount of work done on the campaign. Thirteen teams have been organ- ized thus far this year. Captains and workers are as follows: Harry J. Cohn, captain, Michael Shopnick, Joe Golombeck, workers; Sol Klein, captain, Meyer Twersky, Sol :Rin- gold, Bernard Ordell, Manuel Lott, Leo Levine, Jack E. Kaplan, Soll Gould, Henry Fuxon, Harry Fried- man, Wayne M. Droker, Harry C. Bush, M. Kolnick, Burt Steinberg, workers. Irving Stolzoff, captain, Jack Steinberg, Art Siegel, Louis Pearl, Howard Michel, Peter Lonn, Irving Levitin, Bert Greenbnum, Merle Cohn, workers; Joe L. Woolfc, cap- tain. Abe Silver, Carl Marshin, Jos- eph Lewis, Sidney B. Leven, A1 Lackman, Maurice Kind, Sid Jaffe, Benjamin Gold, Jacob Friedman, Judah Fine, Moses Dinner, workers; Sigmund Fisher, captain, David M. Sidell, Harry Salzberg, Milton C. Hecht, Aaron Gorfkle, Samuel Fisher, workers. Other teams are as follows: A1 Maizels, captain, Ben Rose, Harry Lippman, M. Kuznetz, Chas. Ab- rams, Martin Snyder, Henry Trie- ger, Sam Shulman, Abe Shulman, workers; Phil Posner, captain, How- ard Pease, Ted Kaufman, Ben Gold- berg, Ben Cushman, Bob Friedman, Maynard Ross, Dr. Martin Berger, Irving Schulman, Bob Levinson, Dave Casler, workers; Bill Rogers, (Continued on Page 4) Ellsworth Ginsberg Is Law Graduate Mr. Ellsworth Ginsberg, son of Mrs. Carrie Ginsberg of Seattle, was graduated from the Washing- ton University at St. Louis, Mo., law school last week. He took his pre-law training at the University of Montana. Mr. Ginsberg, who plans to visit with his family here in June, is married to the former Jeanette Klamen of St. Louis and has a young son. Youlh, Aware of Jewish Problems, Pledge SupporI The young people of Seattle, at a meeting held last Wednesday in the Hillel Foundation, showed that they were aware of the tremendous difficulties facing world Jewry and promised their full support to the Federated Jewish Fund in its drive to raise $850,000: The dinner meeting was held un- der the auspices of the Young Adult Division of the Federated Jewish Fund. Attending the affair were representatives from the 25 mem- ber organizations of the Seattle Jewish Youth Council. Mr. Marcia Cohen of Longview, Wash., the featured speaker, told the audience that the United Jew- ish Appeal is the only effective weapon that can save European Jewry and Palestine Jewry from destruction. The invocation was given by Rabbi Samuel Horowitz of the Hil- lel Foundation. Dinner music was furnished by Sylvia Morton and Francis Ribeck and community singing was led by Ellis Levin and Morris Levin. Among the guests present were Mrs. Irving Levine, women's di- vision chairman and Samuel Hol- cenberg, executive director. In charge of arrangements were Muriel Miller, Irene Mohrer, Con- stance Lander, and Evelyn Robin- son. Pledge cards and kits were given to the representatives. Miss Sylvia Pincus, youth division chairman said that in addition to indivdual solicitation, a "Fund-lest" will be held May 23 at the Temple Center to which the public will be invited. Chairman of the "Fund-fest is Rolfe Becker. Monday, May 3- Temple de Hirsch Sisterhood meeting, 1:30 p.m., Temple Center. Tuesday, May 4-- S-O-S meeting, 1 p.m., Temple Center. Wednesday, May 5--- B'nai B'rith open Mothers' Day meeting, 8:30 p.m., Temple Center. G e n e r a 1 Solicitation Workers' rally, 8 p.m., Temple Center. Tuesday, May ll-- Council of Jewish Women annual May Luncheon, 12 noon, Spanish Ballroom, Olympic Hotel. Wednesday, May 12 JCRS Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Tem- ple Center. SUPPORT YOUR FEDERATED JEWISH FUND--GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE 800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000 tO0,O00 500, 000 200,000 7so,000 690,000 550,000 250,000 1S0.000 so, ooo Jean M. Maxwell Visits Seattle Miss Jean M. Maxwell, Secretary for Field Service and Training of the National Federation of Settle- ments, is to be in Seattle From May 3 to May 6 visiting with the board and Staff members of Neighbor- hood House, Mrs. Leonard Deg- ginger, chairman of the Board an- nounced today. On wednesday evening, May 5 at 8 o'clock the Board and Staff are holding a public reception for Miss Maxwell and we are hoping she will talk to us on "The Settlement Movement." This is of particular interest to us now that Neighbor- hood House is about to become a member of National Federation of Settlements, Mrs. Degginger added. The reception is open to the gen- eral public and members of the Council of Jewish Women are par- ticularly urged to attend. Max Katz Awarded USPHS Fellowship For performing outstanding re- search in determining atomic ra- diation effects on salmon cells, Mr. Max Katz, University of Washing- ton graduate student, has been awarded a fellowship from the United States Public Health Serv- ice. Mr. Katz, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Katz, 1915 E. Spruce St., will con- tinue his work in the University's applied fisheries laboratory, where he is conducting experiments on the blood content of salmon exposed to radiation. He was graduated from the Uni- versity in 1940. He is an Army veteran. Sunday, May 2, 9:30 a. m. RADIO STATION KOMO "THE ETERNAL LIGHT" Presents THE LIFE OF HENRY MONSKY Great American, Great Jew An Address by Frank Goldman, President, B'nai B'rith 9:30 A. M. SUNDAY To Raise $850,000 Goal for 1948 The largest Federated Jewish Fund Campaign in history will open general solicitation on Wednesday, May 5, when more than 400 volunteer solicitors begin calling on 4,500 prospective donors in order to raise the community's $850,000 goal. With 400 gifts totaling $300,000 already contributed to .the drive through initial gifts din- S-O-S Needs You By MRS. IIENRY KOTKINS S-O-S, the international distress ...ignal first sent out by ships at sea--is the signal today for a des- perate human appeal being sounded in Europe. The 250,000 Jewish sur- vivors are appealing for a chance {o live and to rebuild. They need to banish despair and discourage- ment and they must have the knowledge of our faith and support. "S-O-S means supplies for over- seas survivors, and American Jewry is responding to the appeal Io share its worldly goods with fellow Jews in Europe, who have tasted more than their share of bitter herbs," said Mrs. Adolph J. Rigler, city-wide S-O-S chairman, as she outlined plans for Seattle's spring S-O-S one-day house to house canvas, Sunday May 23. Seattle's share of the nation-wide goal is 60,000 pounds of relief sup- plies. Greatest needs are for baby layettes, of which at least 40,000 will be needed in Europe this year by Jewish mothers in D.P. camps and communities throughout the continent; clothing for men, women and children; shoes, sweaters, suits and coats; canned food; fruit, milk, fish and meat. Sunday, May 23 has been sched- uled for Seattle's community wide- pick-up drive, and representatives of the various Jewish organiza- tions will meet with Mrs. Rigler at the Temple Center, 1 p.m., Tues- day, May 4 to plan details. Does this mean YOU? If you are a member of the Seattle Jewish community, you are a member of S-O-S, and it is your responsibility to help make the spring drive the success it must be. Talmud Torah Lag Baemer Picnic By MRS. SARAH FRIEDMAN On Sunday, May 30, 1948, Dec- oration Day, the Seattle Talmud Torah plans a Lag Baemer picnic in Lincoln Park entirely dedicated to the Jewish youth of Seattle of all synagogues and congregations. Unlike former annual Lag Baem- er picnics, this year's outing will serve the need of Jewish young- sters to create further possibilities for them to meet on an all uniting basis. Our youth lacks platforms which will rally them from time to time into one strong unit as their parents do through such city-wide organizations as the Synagogues, B'nai B'rith, Hadassah, Federated Fund and others. This, however, is clear today more than ever be- fore that it is mostly our youth which needs concert action in a common field of interests. They will soon have to take over. Let us prepare them. The Seattle Talmud Torah feels obligated and privileged to pioneer this plan, because it is the most im- portant Jewish youth institution of a city-wide character. Every Jew- ish youth organization, institution, and all Jewish boys and girls, or- ganized or not, are herewith cor- dially invited to participate in the planning as well as in the execution of this worthy plan of a city-wide Lag Baemer picnic. Write or tele- phone Pr. 2021, Seattle Talmud Torah. Watch for further announce- ments. SUPPORT YOUR FEDERATED JEWISH FUND GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE ner meetings of both men and women, the majority of potential givers will be contacted between May 5 and May 31, when the cam- paign is scheduled to close. This year, as in former years, a number of pledge cards have been assigned to trade and indus- try division leaders. The jewelry division will have a dinner meet- ing May 11 at the Olympic Hotel, it was announced by Horace Ra- phael, chairman. The Medical-Den- tal division, Dr. Norman Clein, chairman, will meet at a dinner meeting this month. Other divi- sions which will hold meetings are the Scrap metals and Waste divi- sion, Harry Schwartz, chairman; Liquor, Beverages, and Restaurants division, Ralph Benaroya, chair- man. Amusement Division, J. J. Backer, chairman. Others to Meet Other divisions which will be meeting soon are Men's Wear, Ladies Wear; General Insurance, Attorneys, Drugs, Dry Goods, and Furniture. The 1947 campaign raised a total of nearly $500,000 from more than 2,700 donors. An additional 2,000 prospect card will be issued to so- licitors for the 1948 campaign. In keeping with the larger 1948 campaign goal, there has been a 65 per cent increase noted to date over last year's contributions. Minimum Must Be Raised President Louis Friedlander and Campaign Chairman Frank New- man, Sr., have issued the follow- ing joint statement: "The 1948 Federated Jewish Fund campaign must raise a mini- mum of $850,000 because this is the minimum amount needed by the United Jewish Appeal and the other beneficiary agencies receiv- ing support through this drive. "In order for our campaign to succeed, this means we must aver- age an increase in each gift of 65 per cent over 1947 contributions. Advance gift solicitation has indi- cated strong community support of this vital campaign. Already, there are many gifts i00 per cent over last years. In some cases, there are increases as high as 400 per cent. Everyone Responsible "Now the final responsbility for success or failure depends on each individual worker and each indi- vidual contributor. No member of the Seattle Jewish community can feel that he has performed his duty to our suffering people overseas until he has given to the limit of his ability to the 1948 Federated Jewish Fund campaign. "No worker who has volunteered to aid in this campaign can have an easy conscience until he has thoroughly worked all the cards is- sued to him and received a maxi- mum contribution from each pros- pect on his list. "Seattle has pledged itself to ful- fillment of this record goal. We cannot afford to give anything less than the full amount." i Ralph Laney Is 'Taken by Dcath Ralph Laney, 49, passed away af- ter a week's illness April 14. A Seattle resident 28 years, Mr..Laney was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Libby Danz; a daughter, Gertrude; a son, Robert; and two brothers, Dr. Elmer Olesky of North Dakota and Dr. Isadore Olesky of Chicago. Funeral services were held Sun- day, April 18, in the Jewish Chapel.