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Gbva Now   Gv# 1Va to the to the Federated Federasd Fund Ptad MAY 10, 1948--IYAR 1, 5708 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON VOL. XXV, NO. 32 Young Adults Raise $900 at Their Rally MISS SYLVIA PINCUS Chairman, Young Adult Division Seattle&apos;s Young Adult Division of the Federated Jewish Fund raised $900 at the workers' rally held Wednesday, April 28, at the Hillel Foundation, it was announced by Sylvia Pincus, chairman, Young Adults Division. "Through this meeting," said Miss Pincus, "we raised approximately l0 per cent of our goal for 1948. I am confident that we will raise our quota of $12,000." Miss Pincus urged all group so- licitors to begin contacting their respective groups. If any ques- tions arise, the representatives are to contact James Winters, young adult division; Sarah Schmulman, Emily Sameth, College division; or Rolfe Becker, Junior division. Josephltne Kleiner, Drograming chairman, is arranging for a speak- ers' bureau which will provide speakers to the youth organizations. She can be reached via the Federat- ed Fund Office, Ma. 8213, or at Mi. 4574, or Se. 7268. Each youth group is asked to send a complete list of their mem- bers and addresses to the Youth Adult Office, 727 Seaboard Bldg. The list will not only be used for campaign purposes but will be used as a mailing list for the Seattle Jewish Youth Council. BRING PACKAGES TO ANNUAL COUNCIL LUNCHEON TUESDAY Those attending the Annual May Luncheon of Seattle Sec- tion, Council of Jewish Women, this Tuesday noon (May 11) are urged to bring well-wrapped one-pound packages of rice, tea or cocoa to send to the Council's French Orphans in Talouse, France. The lunch will feature a fashion show and a talk by Dr. Gert Heilbrunn, psychiatrist. It will be in the Spanish Ball- room of the Olympic Hotel. 60 Workers Attend Fed. Fund Rally Captains and workers of the Gen- eral Solicitations Division met Tuesday, May 4. at the Temple Cen- ter, where they were given work- era' kits, soliciting information, and 1,500 pledge cards. Sam W. Tarshis, chairman of the division, and also chairman for the meeting, asked the workers to re- gard themselves as soldiers with $850,000 as their mission fur 1948. Watches for Prizes Two wrist watches will be given as prizes to the two outstanding workers in the campaign. One wrist watch was donated by Ben Goldberger, Benrus Watch Com- pany, and the other was donated by Jack Epstein, Bulova Watch Company. Ovcr 60 workers attended the rally where they heard a radio play depicting the needs overseas and saw a motion picture, "Dollars for Destiny." The play, "Homecom- ing" was enacted by Leo Levine, Sigmund Fisher and Jerry Posner. Mr. Sidney Abrams, Seattle youth who volunteered to serve with Ha- ganah, related his experiences. Tells of Voyage Mr. Abrams told of the voyage of the Haganah ship, "Sussanah". "We were constantly shadowed by the British," said Mr. Abrams. "They did their utmost to hinder our journey. We had a hard time getting fuel in several European countries due to British pressure." "We picked up our passengers, 1,600 Jews of different nationalities, in a Bulgarian port. From entrance into the Mediterranean until we were actually captured, we were followed by the entire British Med- iterranean fleet. When we were supposedly in the 3-mile limit, Brit- ish sailors boarded our ship and brought it into Haifa. There was some resistance by the passengers." Blames Administration Mr. Abrams blamed much of the trouble in Palestine today upon the British administration. "They deliberately stirred up trouble," he said, "in order to give the impres- sion that only Britain could cope with the problem and maintain peace." Abrams pointed out that the bulk of assistance to Europe's and Pal- estine's Jews is coming only from Jews. "Most everything that is done for our Jewish people in Eur- ope or Palestine is paid for by money obtained from the Jews of America and is supervised by Jew- ish personnel. I never saw such unity before among Jewry. Jews of all nations, of all groups, are cooperating as never before in ef- forts to establish the homeland." In attendance at the meeting were Louis Friedlander, president, and Frank Newman, Sr., campaign chairman, both of whom spoke briefly. Following the meeting, re- freshments were served. 800,000 7O0,000 600,000 500,000 300,000 200,000 I00,000 7s0,000 6SO, O00 350,000 I;0.000 50,000 Ra,se ,he Temperature- Let It :Burst./ The temperature has risen from $250,000 to $300,000 with more pledges being received daily. The industrial and general divisions be- gan their solicitations on May 5. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE THER- MOMETER. WATCH IT RISE UN- TIL IT HITS $850,000. Variety Show To Be Given May 23 A variety show packed with tal- ented young performers will be staged at the Temple Center, 8:30 p.m., May 23, to raise funds for the Young Adult Division of the Seattle Federated Jewish Fund. Sponsored by the Seattle Jewish Youth Council, the show--known as the "Talent Fund Fest"--will con- tain a host of numbers including singing, dancing, instrumentalists skits and fashion show. Harriet Bender, president of the Seattle Jewish Youth Council, said that there is still time for additional performers to get into the show. Auditions may be arranged by con- tacting Miss Lorraine Aaron, El. 3978, or Miss Sylvia Pincus, Ca. 9324. Members of the Fund Feat com- mittee are Mrs. Helen Anschell director; Mr. Samuel E. Goldfarb musical director; Miss Lorraine Aaron, program chairman; Rolfe Becker and Howard Shapiro, talent chairmen of juniors; Sam Israel and Joe Israel, talent chairmen of col- lege group; Roy Rosenthal, Jr., and Herman Mehr, orchestra; Paul Lowney, publicity. I HOLLYWOOD STARS FEATURED IN UJA FILMS AND RADIO PROGRAM ] Three outstanding Hollywood stars, Edward G. Robinson (left), Glenn Ford (center) and John Garfield (right), are among the many top per- sonalities of the entertainment world who are contributing their services to the current $250,000,000 United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Robin- son appears in a new campaign film, "Wbere Do You Get Off?", which presents a compelling panorama of the Jewish ,people in "Europe, Cyprus and Palestine, while Mr. Ford, in the motion picture, "Make It Real", dramatizes the plight of the Jewish children in Europe. In the radio play, "And in the Meantime", Mr. Garfield portrayed a newspaperman who accompanies a group of homeless, orphaned Jewish chihtren on their odyssey across Europe to Palestine. The $250,000,000 United Jewish Appeal supports the worldwide relief, rehabilitation and resettle- ment programs of the Joint Distribution C.m. mittee, the United Palestine Appeal and the United Service for New Americans. FJF Divisions Begin Solicitalion Of Funds Toward $850,000 Goal Chairmen, captains and workers of the trades and indus- tries divisions and the general solicitation division, educated to the need in '48 for increased giving, began solicitation of the Seattle Jewish community Wednesday, May 5, deter- <'mined to raise the goal of Inviting... All S.O.S. Workers By MRS. HENRY KOTKINS An S.O.S. (Supplies for Overseas Survivors) drive "kick-off" Tea honoring the v':lunteer workers will be held Thursday May 13, promptly at 2 p. m. at the Temple Center. Sponsored by the Seattle S.O.S. Committee, Mrs. Adolph J. Rigler, chairman, the tea will be phmned by Mrs. Sam Tarshis, gen- eral chairman, assisted by Co- Chairmen Mesdames David Pass and Victor Capeloto, and Mrs. Irv- ing Lawson, telephone chairman. Mr. Harry Safran, West Coast representative of Supplies for Over- seas Survivors, will be in Seattle as special honor guest at the tea and will address the ladies, who will receive final instructi'ons for the conducting of Seattle's one-day pick-up drive, Sunday, May 23. It is imperative that every oz'- ganization chairman and her work- ers attend the tea May 13, because all efforts must be concentrated into less than two weeks' time to plan to canvass the entire Jewish community for food and clothing for overseas relief on the one day set aside r the house-to-house drive. The time is short. The pick-up date is Sunday, May 23. Seattle must do its share. Sisterhood Lunch Set For May 19 The annual Mother-Daughter luncheon of the Bikur Cholum Sisterhood will be held Wednesday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the vestry room of the synagogue. Dr. Ruth Levy, mother of three children and on the staff of the Washington Children's Home Soci- ety, will be the guest speaker. She is also affiliated with the V.A. men- tal hygiene clinic. An ardent Zion- ist, she is a leader in the Zionist Youth Commission. Her topic will be "Present Economic Situation in Palestine." As a further attraction, an orchid will be awarded to the mother with the most daughters attending the luncheon, and a corsage will be pre- sented to the oldest and youngest mothers present. Tickets for the luncheon are $1.50 per plate and reservations may be made by calling Mrs. I. Genauer at Pr. 0388, chairman, or Mrs. Sam Kotkins at Pr. 5744, co-chairman, or the president, Mrs. A. Katsman, at We. 8608. This will be the final meeting of the year and the election of offi- cers and annual report will be on the business agenda. Federated Fund Calendar May 10--8:15 p. m. Sephardic community leaders' meeting, Talmud Torah. May 11--6:30 p. m., Jewelry Di- vision dinner meeting, Olym- pic Hotel. May 13--6:30 p. m., Doctors and Dentists division, dinner meet- ing, Washington Athletic Club. May 17--6:30 p. m., Attorney Di- vision dinner meeting, Olym- pic Hotel. May 17--12 m., Women's Divi- sion Report Luncheon, Temple Center. May 23--Federated "Fund-Fest," Seattle Jewish Youth Council, Temple Center. $850,000. A workers rally was held May 4 at the Temple Center where cap- tains and workers were given in- structions on soliciting and pledge cards were distributed. Frank Newman. Sr., campaign chairman, announced that plans for fund raising meetings of twelve in- dustrial divisions have been com- pleted. They are as follows: Jewelers Division Horace Raphael, chairman; John Friedlander, Stan Golub, Richard Weisfield, and Ben Tipp, co-chair- men. A testimonial dinner to honor Leo Weisfield, vice-president, Fed- crated Jewish Fund, and a national co-chairman of the Jewelry divi- sion of the United Jewish Appeal, will be held at 6:30 p.m., May ll, at the Olympic Hotel. Governor Mon Wallgren, close friend of Mr. Wets- field, is expected to attend the din- ner meeting. Doctors and Dentists Division Dr. Norman W. Clein, chairman; Dr. Harry J. Friedman, Dr. Her- man Nossen and Dr. Alex Grin- stein, Dr. Olaf Kahan, and Dr. Matthew WelsHman, Dr. Wm. Wie- nir, co-chairmen. Doctors and den- tists will be invited to attend a i dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 13, at the Washington Athletic Club. Attorneys Division Ben Maslan, Aaron Maslan, AI Franco, Charles Horowitz, co-chair- men. Frank Well, president, Na- tional Jewish welfare Board and national official, Boy Scouts of America, and a prominent attorney, will address a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., May 17, at the Olympic Hotel. Clothing Industry Leo Meltzer, chairman. Adolph Warshal, Sid Jaffe, Ben Genauer, Samuel Cohen, Harold Poll, Rue- ben Steinberg, Harry Buttnick, Irving Lawson. This division is al- ready in the field. Liquor, Beverages, Restaurants Division Ralph Benaroya, chairman. Hor- ton Brown and Manton Spear, co- chairmen. This division is already functioning and is expected to bring in satisfactory returns. Waste and Scrap Division Harry Schwartz, chairman. Nate Feinberg, Art Sternoff, co-chair- men. A series of dinner meetings have been planned. Other divisions and division lead- ers are as follows: Drug division, Max Grieff, chair- chairman. Meat and Poultry division, J. S. Woron, chairman. First Avenue Merchants division, Nathan Anches and Irving Anches, co-chairmen. Insurance Division, Abe Gold- man, chairman; Victor Wolfstone, co-chairman. Amusement Division, James J. Backer, chairman. Furniture Division, Sam Tarshis, chairman. Cigars and Tobacco division, Sol Spring, chairman: Joseph Bern- baum, co-chairman. Luggage Division, Fred Berg- man, Herman Aronin, co-chairmen. Sephardic Community Plan Drive Leaders of the Sephardic com- munity are meeting Monday, May 10, at the Talmud Torah and plans are being formulated for the most complete coverage of the Sephardic community ever held. A series of meeting are contemplated at which prominent speakers will tell of the needs facing the Sephardic com- munities of Europe and Palestine. Sol Fanes, Jack Caston, David J. Reina, and Morris Hanan ar- ranged this leadership meeting which Louis Friedlander, president, and Frank L. Newman, Sr., cam- paign chairman attended. SUPPORT YOUR FEDERATED JEWISH FUND GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE