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. Social Notes and Club Activities.. Edited by ETHEL MOSCOVITZ All material must be in our offices by Wednesday of each week at noon • Phone your messages to 5-6264 or moil them to P. O. Boa 903 Mrs. Jos. Straus Reports on Regional Conference of Senior Hadassah Dedicated to the memory of Theodore Herzl the final meeting of the Jacksonville chapter of Sen ior Hadassah met Wednesday af ternoon in the auditorium of the Jewish Center to hear the report given by Mrs. Joseph Straus, offi- | JHHp Mrs. Joseph Straus cial delegate from Jacksonville to the Southeastern regional confer ence of Senior Hadassah held May 5-7 in Chraleston, S. C., and to hear the annual report of the chap ter from Mrs. Ira Stein, chapter president. Mrs. Straus, in a clear and con cise report, told of the conference which was so graciously arranged by the hospitable Jewry of Charles ton. In her opening address, Mrs. Straus declared, Mrs. Sol Lut sky regional president said, “We are meeting in one of the darkest periods o f the ages, when the homelessness of our people is most appalling. We must grow equal to an hour like this. We, who are the free, are the center of hope for our op pressed people.” Mrs. Lutsky con tinued to explain that the only ans wer to the refugee problem was Palestine. And in speaking of Palestine, Mrs. Straus reported, Mrs. Jacob Rarsen, wife of the reform rabbi of Charleston, in her address “Democracy and the Zionist Ideal” said, “Democracy has been dear to the Jewish heart from all ages and history , and so it is conceiv able that the guiding principle of democracy should serve as the keystone in building Palestine.” LET’S ELECT J. E. (Jim) ROSS to the SCHOOL BOARD in DISTRICT 3 He Will Appreciate Your Vote and Support (Paid Political Advertisement) ELECT P. GUY CREWS To the State Legislature In District One AN EXPERIENCED MAN FOR AN IMPORTANT JOB (Paid Political Advertisement) Josiah Morse, professor of psy chology and philosophy at the U. of S. C., addressed the vast assemblage on “Fighting for Hu man Values.” His speech pictured the totalitarian ideal of hate and might against the Jewish-Christian ideal of love and kindness. Mrs. Stein then told of the vari ous business sessions. Mrs. Ira Stein of Jacksonville presided at the H. M. O. session and Mrs. Robinson of Savannah was in the chair at the child welfare meet ing. In honor of the city of the con ference, Mrs. Alexander Lamport, who addressed the delegates at the formal banquet, planted 10 trees in Palestine while each dele gate planted a tree also. Ten trees were also planted in honor of Mrs. Sol Lutsky. The next city named for the re gional conference was Savannah, Ga. The region is composed of 10 chapters. Following Mrs. Straus’ inspiring report, Mrs. Ira Stein gave the annual report of chapter activities. She thanked her board for their untiring effort giving each mem ber personal mention. Her report / ; ‘ ... ■ / Mrs. Robert Travis, newly elect ed president of Southeastern region of Senior Hadassah. was original in its manner of pre sentation and greatly applauded by the membership, Mrs. A. G. Shemer then pre- THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY # Musings ♦ “All belief that does not render us more happy, more free, more loving, more active, more calm, is, I fear, an erroneous and supersti tious belief.”—Lavater. Jewish community when Jews are individually so different. I suppose the impression is made in the same way some people got the idea that the Jews of Jack sonville were backing a political candidate because several men in fluential in a certain Jewish cir cle made speeches in favor of him. You know, what we don’t seem to realize is that to the non-Jewish public each Jew is a representa tive of the Jewish community. The non-Jews can’t conceive a group so loosely knit as the Jews are in reality. They picture us united to gether for our common good and common betterment, standing by each other through everything when in reality we only pay dues to one congregation or the other. We attend services on Yom kippur and Rosh Hashona. We send our children to religious schools. Then we belong to the Zionist Organiza tion or B’nai B’rith to whose meet ing we very rarely attend. But the non-Jew does not know this, or knowing it does not understand it, and each Jew he meets is a repre sentative of the entire group. When Yuselle Yussellblatt be comes a communist all Jews be come communists in the eyes of the non-Jew. Should Yussell, instead of leaving the ranks of his fellow Jew, instead become the president of a Jewish congregation and open ly support some candidate for pub lic off i c e—then all Jews are thought to support that candidate. Should Yussell prove to be an athe ist, a gambler, or have greasy hair —then those who meet him and know few other Jews—to those all Jews are atheists, gamblers and have greasy hair. Whether we like it or not—each one of us represents the Jewish people and the Jewish community. It seems that even if you do not know him you are your brother’s keeper, and whether you like it or not —he is yours as far as the non-Jew is concerned. sented a Youth Aliyah film which shamed the training of the youth groups in foreign camps and their life in Palestine. Hadassah is the sole agency for this movement in the United States. 6500 children have already been cared for by Youth Aliyah with the British Government recently issuing 3000 additional certificates. At the close of the meeting punch and dainty cookies were served. Selber Leaves Today For B’nai B’rith Meet Philip Selber, secretary of the A. B. Weil chapter of B’nai B’rith, will leave today (Friday) for Roa noke, Va., where he will attend as a delegate of the local lodge the district convention of this interna tional order. Mr. Selber is chairman of the state federation committee, and is one of a hundred members ap pointed on the national board of trustees for the Leo N. Levi Hos pital at Hot Springs, Ark. After reading the editorial which ap pears in this issue on page three we are beginning to wonder how anyone can gei the idea that a newspaper can be representative of a CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS This service is sponsored by the Jacksonville Chapter of r> B’rith as a date clearing bureau, and all organizations in th* JS are invited to ’phone in their forthcoming events to Phiiin gJS secretary, whose telephone number is 5-1328. KlDet . MAY TUBS. 21st: 2:30 P. M., Ladies Aid Social Affair. 8:15 P. M., Jewish Men’s Club Meeting; Jewish Center WED. 22nd: 8:15 P. M. at the Jewish Center; Jacksonville Zionist meeting and program featuring a moving picture show ing latest developments of Palestine; public welcomt SUN. 26th: Fourth Annual A. Z. A. Minstrel and Dance; j ewi4 Center. JUNE WED. sth: 2:30 o’clock, Daughters of Israel Closing Meeting; j ewidl Center. THURS. 6th: Jewish War Veteran’s meeting; Jewish Center- BIS P. M. WED. 12th: Confirmation Exercises; Jewish Center. New Tallahassee Synagogue Holds First Confirmation By PAULA FINK The initial confirmation exer cises of the recently built Temple Israel synagogue of Tallahassee were held Sunday, officiated by Rabbi David Max Eichorn. The ceremonies also included a pro gram for the observance of Moth er’s Day. The following confirmands took part in the exercises: Marie Brownsteen and Raela Fink of Jacksonville, Miriam June Bushell of Miami Beach, Lillian Fleet of Live Oak, and Clara Trushin of Tallahassee. As they marched down the center aisle to the altar they carried bouquets of red roses, which were later presented to their mothers. The presentation of confirmation certificates was made by Mrs. Sam Mendelson. Following the service a reception was tendered the confirmands by the Congregation and Sisterhood. During the informal hour many expressions of pleasure were made about the splendid new synagogue erected by the people of Tallahas see. Those who have been elected LET’S ELECT TED DeWITT to the SCHOOL BOARD in DISTRICT ONE (Your Vote and Support Appreciated.) (Paid Political Advertisement) LET’S ELECT J. Edwin Larson STATE TREASURER L ~ | i ■„ Advertisement) We Specialize in Excavation and Fill Work Florida Sand & Excavating Co. JACK SUDDATH, Mgr. Heavy hauling, dump trucks, gravel, and clay 106 Everson Street Phone 5-8329| Friday, May 17, Ig J Local Zionists To Show Films The local district of the Zionist Organization invites the general public to attend a special showing of two of the latest releases of Palestinian films. 1. "After Two Thousand Years" (In Technicolor) Running time 30 minutes with commentator accom paniment. 2. "Sanctuary” (This is a sound picture, with running time 20 min utes. Between showing of the films a resume of the Palestinian cur rent events will be given (alloted time 15 minutes). After this a short period will be alloted for questions from the audience. The first film will start prompt ly at 8:45 P. M. The date, Wednes day evening, May 22, at the Jack sonville Jewish Center. to serve as officers during the en suing year are Sam Mendelson, president; Hyman Myers, vice president; Max Lipsey, secretary; J. M. Feinberg, treasurer; Irving Fleet, organist; and Rabbi David Max Eichorn, spiritual leader. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Phil Sher annaunce the birth of a daughter Tuesday.