From: History of the Jews of Milwaukee by: Louis J. Swichkow and Lloyd P. Gartner Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia 1963 FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF MILWAUKEE Founded in 1902 Initially representing the local constituet societies: Hebrew Relief Association The Settlement Ladies Relief Sewing Society Sisterhood of Personal Service Jewish Orphan Asylum of Cleveland, Ohio Moses Montefiore Home for the Aged, Cleveland, Ohio National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, Denver, Colorado Presidents ADLER, David 1902-1903 MILLER, Morris 1903-1910 LANDAUER, Adolph 1910-1914 SALTZSTEIN, A.L. 1914-1917 FRESCHL, M.A. 1917-1918 STONE, Nat 1918-1929 SALTZSTEIN, Benj. F. 1929-1935 SALTZSTEIN, A.L. 1935-1937 Superintendents BILLIKOPF, Jacob 1905-1907 STERN, Morris 1907 RABINOVITCH, Samuel 1908-1912 GOODMAN, N.N. 1912-1914 HEXTER, Maurice B. 1914-1916 RUBINSTEIN, I. 1916-1918 KADIS, Isadore 1919-1922 PEISER, Dr. Simon 1922-1923 PEISER, Kurt 1923-1926 GLASSBERG, Benjamine 1927-1933 MILWAUKEE JEWISH WELFARE FUND organized 1938 CHEVRA BIKUR CHOLIM (Hebrew Benevolent Society) Founded 1861 Dissolved 1930 Presidents RINDSKOPF, Loebl 1868-1870 ECKSTEIN, S. 1871-1872 FEIST, S. 1873-1876 EIGMANN, L. 1877-1881 BAER, Leopold 1882-1887 RINDSKOPF, Louis 1888-1898 LACHMAN, Louis 1899-1909 RINDSKOPF, Elias 1909-1923 ZARNE, David 1924-1930 PENTLER, Emil 1930 LADIES RELIEF SEWING SOCIETY Organized 1878 Presidents 1879-1931 RICH, Mrs. A.W. 1878-1883 SIBLER, Mrs. Lewis 1884-1887 GROSS, Mrs. J. 1888-1890 SIBLER, Mrs. Lewis 1891-1892 FRIEND, Mrs. E. 1893 KANDER, Mrs. Simon 1894-1895 KOHN, Mrs. W. 1896 GROSS, Mrs. Jacob 1897-1900 WOLLHEIM, Mrs. Sig. R. 1904-1911 PHILLIPS, Mrs. Emanuel M. 1911-1921 KREIELSHEIMER, Mrs. Albert 1921-1925 LEVY, Mrs. Sig. R. 1925-1926 MOCK, Mrs. F.C. 1926-1928 BURGHEIM, Mrs. Fanny 1928-1930 ROSENBERG, Mrs. Armin 1930-1931 THE HEBREW RELIEF SOCIETY (1867) THE HEBREW RELIEF ASSOCIATION (1889) JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION (1921) JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE (1848) Presidents ADLER, David 1867-1872 FEIST, Simon 1872-1877 LEOPOLD, Aaron F. 1877-1879 HEIMANN, Marcus 1879-1880 CARPELES, Philip 1880-1883 FRISCH, J.P. 1884-1886 HERMANN, S. 1887-1891 FRISCH, J.P. 1892-1894 HELLER, Simon 1894-1896 HECHT, Rabbi S. 1896-1897 HELLER, Simon 1897-1898 MILLER, Morris 1898-1902 SALTZSTEIN, A.L. 1902-1905 FEIN, Solomon 1905-1907 FRIEND, Charles 1907-1941 MANN, Leo 1941-1943 HEILBRONNER, Ralph L. 1943-1947 SCRIBNER, Raymond 1947-1954 MILLER, Mrs. Harold L. 1949-1954 KLITSNER, Marvin 1954-1958 MICHELSTETTER, Donald 1958-
Miss Rebecca Tenenbaum, Executive Director 1932-
From: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel November 15, 1880, pg. 8
Circular of Hebrew Relief Society Calling for formation of United Relief Society
Hebrew Relief Society, Secretary's Office, Milwaukee March 21, 1880
To the Officers and Members: At a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Society, the following resolution was unanimously adopted; Resolved, to issue a circular which shall be addresssed to all the different Hebrew organizations in this city, requesting their co-operation in forming a UNITED HEBREW RELIEF SOCIETY in our midst. The objects to be attained by a United Relief Society are various; among the most prominent points which suggest themselves are the following:
A positive assurance of a well organized praise-worthy Hebrew clarity, in the welfare of which all the Jewish people of the city shall feel interested; That all deserving, poor, unfortunate and sick will be systematically relieved from immediate destituion, and aided, if possible, to improve their condition in life by rendering them assistance in obtaining proper employment, etc., etc.; That all application for relief shall be made to one source where charity will be dispensed with uniformity according to the condition and character of the applicant, and not bestow the most upon the one that understands begging the best, as is now frequently the case; to discriminate against the so-called professional beggars, who are too indolent and too lazy to care for their own support, and who prefer to trust to Providence, and to their benevolant co-religionists than to use their own energies for the purpose of elevating themselves to a higher sphere of life than perpetual pauperism, and who make it a point to always get all they can wherever they can; to cooperate with similar organizations which are now in existence in many cities in the United States, thereby protecting the generously inclined from imposition, which is now almost daily practiced, and rather devote the surplus of the charity fund-if at some future time a sufficient amount accrues-toward the maintenance of an institution for destitute sick, or for a temporary Industrial Home for poor women, and the education of poor children, thereby diminishing the source of destitution and misery, elevating indigent children through a proper mental as well as physical training until they are fitted to care for themselves, thereby fulfulling the true and noble principles of charity to its fullest extent; to effect this laudable enterprise, we propose the following mode:
That for every yearly contribution of $25.oo to any Temple, Lodge, Sewing Society, or other Jewish organization in this city, such organization shall be entitled to one delegate to represent it in the U.H.R.S. Delegates from the different societies with the Board of the present Relief Society shall constitute the United Hebrew Relief Society Board. We are aware that, as best, we can present this matter only in an imperfect shape in the space of this circular, but home tht the principle of our intention will be understood and taken into consideration by your honored society. Should this circular, or any part thereof, meet with your approval, we should be pleased to have you act upon it at once, or should you have any suggestion to make, whereby our aim may be better effected, we shall be happy to receive such suggestions, and the same shall have our thorough consideration.