Report of Sinai Sisterhood
The activities which of Sinai Sisterhood of Champaign-Urbana for 1925 were such as have characterized the organization since the formation of Hillel Foundation. Hillel is a development of the hopes and endeavors of a small group of Jews which commenced almost two decades ago. It's [sic] organization into the important religious and social project it now is, was effected by our able and energetic Rabbi Frankel about three years ago. As it was up to this time and until very recently an entirely local activity, its support came from the two communities of Champaign and Urbana and its immediate requirements were met and well met by Sinai Sisterhood. We were few in members but some of us were convinced that a field of wider, nobler usefulness might be attained and as you
know our views have been justified. In order to attract and to hold the interest of the woefully indifferent Jewish students, the members of the Sisterhood invited them to their homes, held public receptions and dances for them at which refreshments were served, sponsored with success public Passover services, and in many ways assisted Rabbi Frankel to realize certain ideas he advanced.
In addition to these matters, the Sisterhood paid the services of our Sabbath school teachers. Our energetic presiding officer, Mrs. Fust[?], made an effort to get every Jewess living within motoring distance to become a member of our organization and even in the midst of winter we usually had some of these new members with us. The chairman on Religion, Mrs. Litman, continually emphasized the desirability of…
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