Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
SEPTEMBER 5, 1934 - Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Women’s Association of the American Jewish Congress, who has just returned from a visit to the German refugee centers in Europe, will be hostess this afternoon to 500 Brooklyn women who have pledged to support the establishment of a center in New York City for refugees from Nazi Germany.
The center, to be known as Congress House, is now being established at 50 West Sixty-eighth street, under the supervision of the Women’s Association of the American Jewish Congress.
This afternoon’s reception will take the form of a linen shower for the benefit of Congress House. Those who attend represent the Brooklyn division of the Women’s Association which has undertaken to supply all linens for the establishment. The affair is also in the nature of a preview to an invited list of guests, prior to the formal opening of Congress House later this month.
Mrs. Charles J. Turow, acting chairman of the Brooklyn Division, will lead the Brooklyn delegation. Mrs. Wise, who returned to the United States on Saturday, following a two-months trip abroad, will describe conditions among the refugees and relate the decisions of the Geneva world Jewish conference.
Congress House is designed to provide recreational, shelter and food facilities gratis for refugees from Germany. The institution is designed to ease the process of reorientation for German refugees.
Facilities for the establishment of Congress House were made available through the courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Institute of Religion, which turned over the West Sixty-eighth street building to the Women’s Association for this purpose.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
ZIM may not call on the Port of Oakland again, certainly not until the ILWU 10 has a contract and guarantees to unload ZIM ships. Other shipping companies wary of the port’s unreliability may also consider the same.
Dozens of Jewish graves and gravestones on the Mount of Olives were desecrated during Rosh HaShanna.
An intruder actually made it to the East Room of the White House earlier this month, much farther than previously reported.
The new Jewish Temple will offer millions of pilgrims underground parking, according to a new plan that just received the endorsement of hundreds of supporters who put their money where their faith is.
Subject to government approval, EL AL will place its “LY” code on select JetBlue flights to and from JFK and Newark, which will presumably expand the options for EL AL customers throughout the United States.
The Oklahoman called it a bizarre coincidence. On Friday, a second man was arrested for threatening to behead a coworker.
ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran all share a fanatic ideology, Israeli PM Netanyahu warned the UN General Assembly on Monday. No freedom or tolerance.
Melissa Harris-Perry says forgot about the beheading. Muslims really are funny.
European rabbi slams assault on Jewish ritual practice as “key tool for anti-Semites.”
Israel and the Palestinian Authority cannot even agree to move their clocks back on the same day.
PLO member and PA spokesperson Saeb Erekat ridiculed state dept. spokesperson for Abbas criticism
A 24-year-old Israeli math teacher is suspected of supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror organization.
Three Syrian children wounded Saturday night in a lethal mortar shell attack in a courtyard where they were playing were brought to the Rebecca Sieff (Ziv) Hospital in Safed (Tsfat) for medical treatment. A 7-year-old boy was in serious condition with chest wounds and a broken hand; a 10-year-old boy was also in serious condition […]
The ISIS spokesman issued a statement that said the coalition led by the United States against ISIS was the “final campaign of the crusaders.”
A seniors’ tennis team from New York is going to a court of law to keep from playing a tournament on Shabbat.
For the record, Jewish law allows you only to hear on shofar at a time on Rosh HaShanah.
New York City police are investigating the distribution of fliers marked with swastikas in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/today-in-1934-brooklyn-jewish-women-help-refugees-from-nazi-germany/2012/09/05/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: