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.. Social Notes and Club Activities..
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Daughters Os Israel To Hear
Mrs. Israel L. Kaplan
The Daughters of Israel will
hear Mrs. Israel L. Kaplan in a
review of “Mr. Emmanuel” by
Louis Golding at their regular
meeting which will be held Wed
nesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock
In the auditorium of the Jewish
Center. A regular business ses
sion will he held during which
Hadassah Stages
Thrift Luncheon
The second annual child thrift
luncheon given by Senior Hadas
sah was held at 1 p. m. Wednes
day in the Jacksonville Jewish
Mrs. Henry Kramer and her
committee were in charge of ar
rangements. Miss Joyce Davis
had planned the program which
included a play presented by
members of Young Judea.
Serving as waitresses were
several Girl Scouts and Young
Judea members.
Mrs. Kramer and Mrs. Nat
Shorstein had charge of reserva
Members of Young Judea who
participated in the program were:
Ruth Shorstein, Carolyn Berg
man, Gladys Atlas, Eloise Katz,
Rita Gendzier, Gloria Cowan,
Beverly Stein: Jean Harris, Char
lotte Lasarow, Elsie Baker, Syl
via Leibovitz; and Morris Wex
ler, Benny Hoffenberg, Armand
Davis, Sam Berman, Martin
Weiss, Gene Cristal, Victor
Springer and Beryl Weinstein.
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time important announcements
will be made.
Following the business meeting
Mrs. Louis Goldberg, program
chairman, will introduce Mrs.
Kaplan who will give the review
of the book which has pleased
other Jacksonville audiences.
Mrs. Kaplan is a forceful speaker
and is well known for her ability
to review books. A social hour
will follow, and tea will be pour
ed. Hostesses for the afternoon
will be Mrs. D. H. Lasarow, Mrs
Nat F. Cohen, and Mrs. M. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ghelerter
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Janet Zelda, to Abe
Wagnan. The date of the wed
ding will be announced later.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Becker of
Palatka, were visitors in the city
recently and attended a dinner
of the Florida Tuberculosis and
Health Association at the George
Washington Hotel. Mr. Becker is
a director of the organization.
Mr. and Mrs Max Becker were
hosts to their many friends at an
open house party on Christmas
Day from 4 to 6 P. M.
“Cold Pogroi
Berges. Translated from the
German by Benjamin R. Epstein,
viii and 280 pp. Philadelphia:
The Jewish Publication Society of
America. $2.50.
Heroism in defeat is the theme
of the stirring novel COLD
POGROM by Max L. Berges,
translated from the German by
Benjamin R. Epstein, just pub«
lished by The Jewish Publication
Society of America. COLD PO
GROM is the story of a middle
class, comfortable, well-intention
ed, hard-working Jewish family
whose antecedents in Germany
go back for three hundred years.
Only one of the family recog
nizes the danger inherent in the
methods and aims of the National
Socialist Party. The others re
fuse to take his warnings serious
ly until it is too late. The daugh
ter of the family, pretty and
intent upon amusing herself, is
pursued and annoyed by the at
tention of a prominent Nazi.
Like the rest of her family, she
sees only the personal inconve
niences but not the larger impli
cations of all that goes on about
her. Events soon prove to all of
them how wrong they had been to
disregard politics and to think
that all will end well if only they
hurt no one and attend to their
own affairs. Relentlessly the
Nazis destroy them, not through
direct murder, through what
the author calls, “Cold
Yet before that happens the
author succeeds in driving his
point home. Much has been writ
ten and said during the past few
years about the great tragedy
that has befallen the German
people and the German Jews.
The cruelty of the government,
the debasement of a once great
♦ Musings ♦
“Every day is a little life, and
our whole life is but a day re
peated. Therefore, live every day
as if it would be the last. Those
that dare lose a day, are danger
ously prodigal; those that dare
misspend it are desperate.”—Bp.
mysterious formula of luck and
fate but the patient and diligent
effort to follow closely a consci
entious and deliberate series of
little details which day by day
lead us further, step by step, to
ward achievement. With 1940
only a few hours away each of
us, no matter in what circum
stance we may now find our
selves, can resolve to make our
individual lives fit a definite pat
tern which will tend to bring us
■closer to our ultimate goal. It
is our trust that our readers set
for themselves worthwhile aims
wherein the realization of which
will mean successful lives to
them, and it is our hope that
nothing will prevent them from
fulfilling their wishes. This is
the New Year message of your
editor who has been invited to
write this particular column
written weekly by E. K. M.
m” Reviewed
| nation, the * satanical aims and
! methods of National Socialism
have all received attention. But
there is one aspect of the entire
situation of which too little has
been or can be said, and that is
the heroism of those who strug
gled against the blight of the
Nazis before they came to power
and of those who continued to
stand up against them even af
terward. Surely this is a phase
of German and German-Jewish
history to which all humanity
will some day point with pride.
These heroic men and women
may have been defeated, but their
heroism must and will serve as
an inspiration to all who will
ever struggle for justice and
Max L. Berges is himself a ref
ugee, who as far back as 1928
was haunted with the fear of a
National-Socialist revolution in
Germany. He pleaded with many
Jews in Germany to be prepared
and to fight, but he preached us
ually to deaf ears. He sensed
that Hitler, once in power, would
not hesitate to destroy the Jews
in Germany by all the means of
a professional murderer. After
1933, he devoted his time to the
welfare of Jewish artists and
founded the Union of Jewish
Artists and had an essential part
in creating the Jewish League for
Culture in Hamburg. He assist
ed several Jewish artists in emi
grating safely from Germany,
and at the end of 1935 was in
danger of being sent to a concen
tration camp. He left hurriedly
and emigrated to Shanghai,
where, after a year of hardship,
he became the manager of a
COLD POGROM was written
in Shanghai while the events of
Germany’s political and moral
downfall were fresh in his mind.
He wrote it on the basis of the
true history of the family which
he knew. He can be forgiven,
therefore, if his words are some
times laden with grief for his
homeland, with bitterness for the
treatment meted out to his fellow
Jews and fellow liberals.
The outbreak of the Sino-Jap
anese hostilities made him a ref
ugee for a second time, and, ac
companied by his wife, he moved
The above quota
tion was chosen as
•appropriate for this
season which brings
with it the dawn
of a new year and
of a new century
as well. A success
ful life is not a
Dr. Israel Chipkin To Address
Zionists Here Wednesday Night!
Dr. Israel Chipkin of New
York, well known educator and
member of the Zionist Executive
Council, will be heard Wednesday
night at 8:30 o’clock in the audi
torium of the Jacksonville Jewish
Center. He will speak on “The
Role of Palestine in the Present
Crisis.” The Center will be open
to the general public, and every
one is cordially invited to attend,
it was announced.
Prior to Dr. Chipkin’s address
the regular meeting of the Jack
sonville Zionist District will be
held in the meeting room of the
Center. Ben Stein, president, will
be in the chair. The meeting
which is usually held on the sec
ond Wednesday of the month has
35,000 B’nai B’rith Women Join
American Red Cross Drive To Collect
Blankets For Polish War Sufferers
35,000 members of the B’nai
Brith’s women’s auxiliaries and
junior girls auxiliaries will co
operate with the American Red
again to Manila. There he work
ed as a hotel executive and as a
manager of a five-and-ten-cent
store. Here he was cabled that
his manuscript has been accepted
by The Jewish Publication So
ciety and the advance fee which
he received for the manuscript
of COLD POGROM made it pos
sible for the Berges to pay for
their passage to America.
COLD POGROM is his first
book. Mr. Berges dedicates his*
book to the readers, and he says.
“You, too, must do your share
in the world-wide struggle a
gainst injustice, intolerance, and
against the suppression of all
personal liberties in which we as
ardent democrats believe.”
COLD POGROM, beautifully
printed and bound with an at
tractive three-color jacket, re
tails for $2.50. It can be secured
as one of the membership books
of The Jewish Publication So
ciety. Membership in the Society
costs as little as $5.00 per year.
Full details on the membership
plan, catalogs and other interest
ing literature on the work of The
Jewish Publication Society of
America can be secured by writ
ing to the Executive Director,
Mr. Maurice Jacobs, 320 Lewis
Tower Building, Philadelphia, Pa.

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been rearranged to coincide with!
Dr. Chipkin’s visit here.
members are urged to attend thi J
Following the meeting pjl
Chipkin will speak before the!
general audience. He will be in.|
troduced by Rabbi M. D. MargoJ
lis, program chairman of the!
Zionist District. Dr. Chipkin is|
a forceful and interesting speak-l
er, having a vast fund of knowlJ
edge of Jewish and Zionist af.|
fairs at his call. He should bring!
a message of vast importance tol
Jacksonville, and it is hoped that!
a large audience will avail itself!
of the opportunity of hearing this!
outstanding personality.
Cross’ appeal for blankets to be]
sent to Poland or to nearby coun-|
tries housing Polish war refu
gees, it was announced here by
Maurice Bisgyer, secretary of
B’nai B’rith, who made public a
letter from Norman H. Davis,
chairman of the American Red
Cross, saying “we are pleased
that the women’s auxiliaries of
the B’nai B’rith plan to partici
pate in this program.”
The 325 B’nai B’rith women’s
auxiliaries throughout the coun
try will solicit the -blankets which
they plan to raise exclusively
from among their own member
ship through a series of blanket
showers or other methods.
In his letter, Mr. Davis empha
sized that “one of the most ur
gent requests which we have had
from Poland and the countries
housing Polish refugees has been
■for warm blankets.”
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