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  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 01, 1907
    "Society Bread for the Hungry"

    This is an appeal to the Jews of Chicago to assist this charity society in helping the poor this winter. We found 120 families consisting of old and young, widows with orphan children some of whom are sick. All are in great need and distress. They need warm shelter, warm clothes and food. Do you realize who is taking care of these unfortunates? You and your friends are cordially invited to come to our headquarters, 152 Maxwell St. every Thursday 8 P.M. and see for yourself what the society is doing for the poor. We bought 120 tons of coal, for distressed families. The expense is enormous. We must contribute $40.00 per week for bread and meat, and 600 dollars for coal. Our present income is small and unless the Jewish people of Chicago come to our rescue, we will be compelled to close this charity undertaking. Therefore we have decided to call a massmeeting of our members to discuss methods for carrying on our good work for the poor. The meeting will take place Monday, Dec. 7th at Pritkin's Hall, Corner Halsted & Maxwell Sts. We appeal to you again, we need members, friends, and all Jews of Chicago to help us formulate suitable plans to keep on with our good work for the poor. In conclusion, we tank the donors who helped us necently, the amount collected is $82.31

    Respectfully,

    E. Wolph, President

    Lipman Weiss, Vice-pres.

    Sam Halperin, Sec.

    This is an appeal to the Jews of Chicago to assist this charity society in helping the poor this winter. We found 120 families consisting of old and young, widows ...

    Jewish
    II D 10
  • Skandinaven -- January 02, 1907
    [Ski Club Anniversary]

    The Norwegian Ski Club celebrated its first anniversary in Wabansia Hall. It is a new club. One member from nearly all Chicago Norwegian clubs was present.

    The Norwegian Ski Club celebrated its first anniversary in Wabansia Hall. It is a new club. One member from nearly all Chicago Norwegian clubs was present.

    Norwegian
    II B 3
  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 02, 1907
    Good News for Zion

    The 9th Convention of the Order, Knights of Zion, was closed with great enthusiasm with the impressive song, "Hatickva", which was sung by the large crowd. The delegates dispersed with order and acquiesence in a great orderly manner, with great satisfaction.

    The third sitting of the Convention opened up at 10 AM, but the seats of Lessing Hall began to fill an hour or so before the opening of this program. The delegates held their caucuses in other rooms of the hall and they were getting ready for a fight in the election of new officers and committees.

    The Nominating Committee, Mr.D. Hurvitz, Chairman, and the Resolutions Committee, Mr. N.D. Caplan, Chairman, were in rooms behind closed doors, with a system of spying; the organization trying to find out what the opposite side was doing in the election of new officer and committees.

    Mr. Leon Zolotockof, in opening the Convention and calling the assembly of delegates together, introduced the first Resolution which was the case of our 2honored Rabbi Dr. B. Felzenthal. This was as follows:

    Whereas: Our beloved, honored Rabbi, Dr. B. Elzenthal, who, in his 84th year is in too weakened a condition to enable him to participate at this convention, who was ever loyal to his Jewish nation and Zion, and who was always willing and ready to do his part for the Cause of Zion;

    Now, Therefore, it is Resolved that we, the order of the Knights of Zion, in convention, assemble in prayer to our God of Israel to send our beloved Rabbi Felzenthal a speedy recovery, so that he may soon regain his strength to resume his activities in Zion. The newly elected officers are as follows:

    Bernhard Horwitz, Grand Master; 1st Vice-Grand Master, B. Sloan; 2nd Vice-Grand Master, B. Shenfeld, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 3rd Vice-Grand Master, L. Knitter, Omaha, Nebraska; Honored Vice-Grand Master; Rabbi Glazer, Toledo, Ohio; Grand Recorder Max Schulman; Treasurer, Emil Broidy. Other minor officers, too numerous to mention, were also elected.

    The Directors were as follows:

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    Rev. M. Newman, S.L. Ticktin, Miss Bertha Yarisamlinsky, Mrs. Sechton, L. Levinson, I. Glick, B. Twersky, Miss S. Bergston, M. Stein, Mrs. I. Natkin, A. Levinson, J.D. Rosenbloom, B. Bernstein, B. Antwanov, Miss Bernstein, J. Goldman.

    The installation of the officers was very impressive, and when Mr. Zolotockof handed over the Zion gavel to Mr. Hurwitz, who was the first Grand Master of the Order, you could notice tears in the eyes of the delegates. Mr. Hurwitz, addressing the audience with eloquence, extended his many thanks to the delegation, who elected him to this most honored office, and he hoped that those who helped elect him would do all they could in assisting him to bring the order to success, as, with the help of Mr. Zolotockof, another trustworthy officer, we were assured of a great future for the order of the Knights of Zion.

    In closing the Convention, Mr. Zolotockof, as newly-elected Orator, adjourned the meeting by directing the Rev. Newman to sing "Hatickva", with the help of the entire audience.

    The 9th Convention of the Order, Knights of Zion, was closed with great enthusiasm with the impressive song, "Hatickva", which was sung by the large crowd. The delegates dispersed with ...

    Jewish
    III B 4, IV
  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 03, 1907
    (No headline)

    Thanks from First Rumanian Synagogue.

    Many thanks to the visitors on our Hanukah Festival and particularly the many donors who cooperated with us in making this Chanukah celebration a success. We especially thank Miss Canal who presented us with a new silk curtain for the holy Ark. Two candelabra, each with six candles, were lighted with impressive ceremony in honor of the sixth day of Chanukah.

    We also thank our Sabbath school teacher, Miss Anna Goldberg, who in honor of the Chanukah Festival, presented us with a Bible. She and her pupils sang the national songs. Every visitor had a most enjoyable time. We also thank our worthy president, Jos. Cohen, who made all the preparations for the Festival, at his own expense. We wish him good luck and hope that he will live to see many more Chanukah Festivals.

    The Committee of the First Rumanian Synagogue.

    Thanks from First Rumanian Synagogue. Many thanks to the visitors on our Hanukah Festival and particularly the many donors who cooperated with us in making this Chanukah celebration a success. ...

    Jewish
    III B 3 b, I B 4, III C
  • Denní Hlasatel -- January 03, 1907
    Bohemian Old Peoples Home and Orphanage

    P.1, Col.3--That the interest of our most important humane undertakings, are not diminishing, is best proven by the contributions received from various meetings, club social affairs and dances. It is the aim, or hope of this Bohemian institution of Chicago, to be able to say, that every gathering of Bohemians has and always will, acknowledge this worthy cause, in the way of financial support.

    During the New Year's Eve celebration, given by the well known, "Ceska Vlast Society," a collection was taken up by Mr. J. Peklem, the proceeds of which were given to the proper authority, or society in charge of the Bohemian Old Peoples Home and Orphanage.

    We hope that this may serve as an example to other clubs, lodges and societies which are less active in this humanitarian cause.

    P.1, Col.3--That the interest of our most important humane undertakings, are not diminishing, is best proven by the contributions received from various meetings, club social affairs and dances. It is ...

    Bohemian
    II D 4, II D 5
  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 03, 1907
    A Notable Introduction

    The great Rabbi and orator, Abraham Negnevitzky, a brother of the great Rabbi Isaac Elchonan Negnevitzky, who is rabbi in Minneapolis, Minn., the representative of Kovno Yeshivah (Theological Seminary) is here in Chicago to collect the annual donations of everyone for the holy Yeshivah, which turns out great Jewish scholars and rabbis for the whole world.

    We hope that our Chicago Jews, who are well acquainted with this holy project, will do everything possible, and will extend a most hearty welcome to this honored visitor.

    The address of our visitor is 94 Johnson street.

    The great Rabbi and orator, Abraham Negnevitzky, a brother of the great Rabbi Isaac Elchonan Negnevitzky, who is rabbi in Minneapolis, Minn., the representative of Kovno Yeshivah (Theological Seminary) is ...

    Jewish
    I B 4
  • Denní Hlasatel -- January 03, 1907
    Bohemian-National Cemetery

    P.1, Col. 6--The directors of the Bohemian-National Cemetery held their regular monthly meeting, in the lower hall of the Bohemian-English School located on 18th St. in the midst of the Bohemian settlement.

    Due to inclement weather not all members were present. Mr. J. Pech the chairman was among those absent, but the meeting progressed as usual with Mr. M. Kralovec as the acting chairman.

    Mr. S. Halik, the secretary, read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved without corrections. Then Mr. Husak the treasurer gave his accounts of expenditures amounting to $3,411.54 involving the salaries of the office staff and the laborers employed at the cemetery. After all expenditures were analyzed and accounted for, the cash balance in the bank was recorded at $12,506.31.

    P.1, Col. 6--The directors of the Bohemian-National Cemetery held their regular monthly meeting, in the lower hall of the Bohemian-English School located on 18th St. in the midst of the ...

    Bohemian
    III B 2, IV, II C, II A 2
  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 03, 1907
    A Notable Introduction

    The great rabbi and orator, Abraham Negnevitsky, a brother of the great rabbi, Isaac Elhanan Negnevitsky, who is a rabbi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is here in Chicago. Rabbi Abraham Negnevitsky is the representative of the Kovno Theological College and has come here to collect the annual donations for the holy Yeshivah [theological college] which has produced so many great Jewish scholars and rabbis for the whole world.

    We hope that the Jews of Chicago who are well acquainted with this holy project will do everything possible to extend a most hearty welcome to this worthy and honored visitor. The address of our visitor is 94 Johnson Street.

    The great rabbi and orator, Abraham Negnevitsky, a brother of the great rabbi, Isaac Elhanan Negnevitsky, who is a rabbi in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is here in Chicago. Rabbi Abraham Negnevitsky ...

    Jewish
    III H, II D 10
  • Daily Jewish Courier -- January 03, 1907
    (No headline)

    Morris Rosenfeld Theater Benefit, Big Success.

    One of the most successful theater benefits took place last evening, at the International Theater, where Mr. Glickman and his troupe of actors, played the Jewish "King Lear." The theater was packed with a highly intelligent audience.

    Mr. B. Hurwitz, Mr. A. Heller, Mr. Titus, Mr. Edelman, and others of the Arrangement Committee thanked the public for responding to this benefit, as it was for the worthy cause of raising funds for the assistance of a sick Jewish poet. Mr. Glickman reports a net profit of $600.

    A number of compliments were paid Mr. Glickman by the company of actors, for the way Mr. Glickman handled the affair, bringing it to such a successful conclusion. There was a letter with many thanks from Mr. Heller, expressing 2his appreciation for the interest Mr. Rosenfeld, and the Chicago Jewish public have taken in his present condition. He also espressed his great hope that he will soon sing again for his lonely exiled people.

    Morris Rosenfeld Theater Benefit, Big Success. One of the most successful theater benefits took place last evening, at the International Theater, where Mr. Glickman and his troupe of actors, played ...

    Jewish
    II A 3 d 1, II B 1 e, II D 10
  • Greek Star -- January 04, 1907
    Kazazis Cigars - Greek Cigar Company - Announcement

    P. 4 -- Permission has been granted to us by the president of the National University of Greece, the Honorable Neocleus Kazazis, to use his distinguished name in advertising our best cigar, which we have put on the market as the Kazazis cigar.

    Our name and our reputation as manufacturers of cigars in the last ten years have been extended over the country, and our new cigar is guaranteed to contain only pure Havana tobacco.

    Every Kazazis cigar is made throughout of selected tobacco, and the workmanship, which is our specialty, is the very best.

    We fill orders for every part of the United States and for all countries abroad.

    S. Georgiadis,

    53 W. Van Buren Street,

    Chicago, Illinois.

    P. 4 -- Permission has been granted to us by the president of the National University of Greece, the Honorable Neocleus Kazazis, to use his distinguished name in advertising our ...

    Greek
    II A 2, III H