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1930Great Turmoil, March 2, 1930Shimon Bond reads the minutes with much depressed spirits, for the meeting begins in great turmoil and disorder. Why cannot the members abide by the laws of the Association? he reproves them. Why will they not recognize the sanctity of majority rights? Some shout back, "That's how I please." (A zoi vill ich.) But the meeting, thank G-d, comes gradually to order and continues its transactions. Several members are reported sick; one is a patient at the hospital. A few are also in financial straits. Committees are appointed to visit the sick and ways are considered of rendering immediate aid.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1930A Purim Ball in the Depression, May 5, 1930Report of the Purim Ball jointly presented by the Social Committee of the Pliskover Association and the Ladies' Auxiliary, with a considerable return of profits. The proceeds are divided among the most necessitous cases in Pittsburgh and $10.00 is remitted in check to the Rav at Pliskov for his Passover wants. Hard times weigh upon us, and no end seems to be in sight for the depression. The Association is extremely busy.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1930Ladies' Auxiliary Distress, September 2, 1930A committee of the Ladies' Auxiliary appears at our meeting to report cases of distress. It requests the continues cooperation between the two bodies for the creation of larger funds to cope with the urgency of the times. The Association appoints a special committee to work in unison with the sister organization.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1930Member in Straightened Circumstances, December 7, 1930It is learned that one of our philanthropic members is in straightened circumstances. Dues are here out of question, and the meeting waives requirement. Discreet inquiries are made to determine the extent of his misfortune lest he be deprived of necessary assistance.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1931Familiar Questions, 1931Two old questions return to vex us again: how to settle the mortgage for the chapel, and in what ways to stimulate membership and the attendance at meetings.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1931Debt Liquidation, July 5, 1931Mr. Lazar Rubenstein requests that two other members join him on a committee, wherewith he proposes to liquidate all debts of the Association. The meeting selects for Mr. Rubenstein, Eli Weiner, and Max Rubenstein. The date for a special meeting is set for July 9, 1931, at which report is made of the settlement of the mortgage. A Pliskov lady appears at this meeting to request that her contribution of $5.00 be accepted so that she, too, may have a share in the Mitzva. Only eighty dollars had to be borrowed from the fund gatherers personally, to complete the necessary amount. Formerly, the Association, heavily in debt and paying a monthly $15.00 for percentages alone on loads, found no other recourse of meeting its obligations than to levy on each of its constituents, a monthly due of $1.00.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1931Dues Reduction, September 6, 1931Now that its obligations had been met, a corresponding reduction, from a dollar to fifty cents, was ordered at the meeting.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1931Bi-monthly Meetings, October 11, 1931Old members feel weighed down by the burden to which younger hands lend no hand. There are no newcomers to the society. As meetings lag, a resolution is passed to hold them once in two months.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1932A Bank Closing, January 3, 1932Report of closing of bank in which the Association keeps its account. The amount of money tied up is $131.89.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1932Matzos for Everyone, March 6, 1932A resolution is passed assigning $50.00 for Maoth Chitim (contributions to provide the poor with Passover Matzos), and a committee is appointed to make the distributions among worthy cases.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1932Discussing a Benefits Expansion, May 2, 1932The officers of the Association report the urgency of a case which, requiring immediate assistance, they relieved by a sum of $25.00 before the meeting had as yet taken place. All members approve and praise the action. Despite, however, the promptitude with which the Association siezes upon the performance of good deeds, it is aware, they do not, by far, fulfill the ever increasing demands of the present day. Hence, discussions take place relative to the expansioin and improvement of the society's program, and committees are assigned to deal with various phases of these plans.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1932The Special Loan Fund, December 4, 1932The resolution is passed for the appointment of an organizing committee to establish a Special Load Fund. The following were asked to serve on the committee: B. Weinstein, B. Smolar, Dave Fein, Chaim Verbofsky, H.S. Radin, M. Pearl, and Eli Weiner.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1933Dropping the Loan Fund, February 5, 1933The committee reports on the Loan Fund project, but the matter is dropped for an indefinite period. This leads to the acceptance of a proposal for the further reduction of dues to $0.25 per month and to hold meetings only once in three months. To counteract this devitalizing trend, another proposal is made by Chaim Verbofsky, who suggests: Why not have discussions, readings, declamations, and debates to stimulate general interest and promote activity? The meeting becomes alive.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1933Supporting the Jewish Congress, April, 1933Our secretary, Harry Adler, reports of his attendance at the Jewish Congress and payment of the annual contribution to said Congress in behalf of the Pliskover Association. He speaks in praise of our support for the Congress and cooperation with so important an organization, dealing, as it does, with national affairs and problems vital to the general interest of Jewry at large. At a subsequent meeting, our delegate to the Jewish Congress reports of its plans for a mass protest meeting against Hitler's Germany, and of a proposed demonstration parade in Pittsburgh during which all Jewish shops should be closed. To the funds required for this purpose, the Association also adds its contribution. B. Clair supplements the report with a statement respecting the Congress's plan to launch a million-dollar campaign on behalf of German refuees and urges all members and non-members to contribute their share.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1933The Youth Club, November 26, 1933A committee appointed to organize plans for the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pliskover Free Loan Association. To make this an occasion of double festivity, the date is set for the 4th day of Chanuka. This also marks the beginning of a drive for new members at very small initiation fees. A movement has also been on foot during the past few months to organize our boys and girls, 18 years old or older, into a Youth Club. The Association has good reason for rejoicing in its growth and expansion -- at first, the spread of a strong branch, the Ladies' Auxiliary; and now a fresh shoot, the Youth Club. May progress attend us further.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934Amendments, January 1, 1934Ways and means are sought to improve the organization. At the gathering, several amendments and by-laws to the Constitution are recommended and passed.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934The Special Loan Fund Launches, February 4, 1934At the general monthly assembly, the report is read of the plans finally worked out under the leadership of Chaim Radin, as to the methods of conducting a Special Loan Fund.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934Business of the Special Loan Fund, February 27, 1934Some ten members congregated at the home of Yudel Rubenstein, where they laid the foundation for the new undertaking by pledging themselves for definite amounts to be contributed by each in the coming year. Suiting word to deed, they advanced forthwith five and ten dollar deposits toward the fund. It was resolved to conduct the meetings on Saturday nights. To prevent expenditures from swallowing up income, H.S. Radin put his business place at Craig Street at the disposal of the Association. Members have been meeting there throughout the year. It is perhaps worthwhile to recall the Pliskover names of those who did the pioneering in this important venture. Beginning with the aforementioned H.S. Radin, the list includes Yudel Rubenstein, B. Smolar, Chaim Verbofsky, Aaron Roth, Harry Weiner, Mr. Sam Bond, and Saul Bond. Nor must we fail to mention Mrs. H.S. Radin, who has no inconsiderable share in founding the Special Loan Fund. She rendered also invaluable assistance to her husband, still principal secretary of the society. In Nat Krieger we found another efficient assistant secretary. He was a member of the Loan Fund until he left us for California, where he now resides. The present assistant secretary, Manny Lefkovitz is indeed a great assistant.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934Building a Colony in Palestine, April 4, 1934Among other important transactions of the meeting, a letter of the National Fund is read before the meeting with reference to the proposed plans of building a colony in Palestine bearing the name of M.M. Usishkin in honor of the occasion of his 70th birthday. The Association passes a resolution to remit a contribution to the National Fund.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934A Trip to Pliskov, July 1, 1934Our monthly meeting is honored by guests from Chicago. Max Segal (Avrohom Serel's son), who was then on his way to Pliskov to see his parents, makes a stop at Pittsburgh to bid farewell to our Landsleit and to take along greetings to their families in Europe. Accompanying Mr. Segal were Max Goldman (Mottis Mordecai, the bookbinder's son)l Ashar Segal and his sister, Neche (the children of Shmuel dem Chazan); Lazar Wechsler (the son of David Minzis) -- all from Chicago. A fine meeting was held, followed by a Farewell Tea, at which hearty leave-takings were exchanged.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1934Relief to Pliskov, October 10, 1934Our situation is far from satisfactory. Many of our constituents make no living. And doleful letters keep on coming from Pliskov; people are starving there and there is no one to turn to for succor. The question causes a great deal of brain-racking and concern. Finally, at the meeting, the Association and the Auxiliary join hands in organizing a Special Relief Committee which is to receive all letters of distress from Pliskov and send aid to the sufferers. To get things started, the Association contributes $50 and the Auxiliary $50 to the Relief treasury. It is also on record that individual members make special efforts to bring in additional funds. A considerable sum was offered from the proceeds of a banquet held by the women in celebration of the 5th anniversary of their Auxiliary. The following are members of the Relief Committee: H.S. Radin, Chaim Verbofsky, Harry Roth, Harry Weiner, and Harry Adler; Mrs. B. Solomon, Mrs. Solomon Speck, Mrs. Jacob Rosen, and Mrs. H.S. Radin.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1935A Prosperous Association, September 1, 1935Thanks are extended to Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Radin for the article donated to a raffle which brought in $90.00 for the Relief. In the year 1935, the Association was in an exalted mood -- in those happy paternal spirits when, solicitously watching its progeny, it perceives it flourish and prosper. It had a well functioning Ladies' Auxiliary. It had, after many exertions, brought the younger ones into the fold by organizing them into a Youth Club, which is at present in a fever of activity. They engage in many enterprises, they assist at various affairs of the Association. They contributed, the records state, on August 4, 1935, $25.00 to the Relief Fund. They issue a monthly called Landsleit, containing many news features of great value and interest to the society. It is greatly to be deplored that this paper has been discontinued.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1935Our Simchas Torah, October 20, 1935Resolution passed to conduct services on Simchas Torah (Rejoicing of the Law) and to use our Sefer for the scriptural readings. Harry Rubenstein invites the group to hold Minyan at his home, 2847 Webster Avenue. More than 40 members attend. Laib Clair officiates at Shachrith; Eli Shapiro, at Musof. Baruch Clair does the reading. The proceeds from Ne-dorim amount to $51.00. After the services, the ladies, Mrs. Rubenstein, Mrs. Harry Roth, and Mrs. Chaya Sarah Roth, offer a heimischen Kiddush with refreshment dainties in the best tradition of Simchas Torah. The holiday is so enjoyably spent as to remain a memorable day for the Landsleit.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936Chanuka Banquet, January 5, 1936Report of the Chanuka Banquet, which was also a great surprise for our president Chaim Radin, when he was presented with a cigarette case.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936The 1936 Pittsburgh Flood, March 6, 1936Report of the flood, the worst Pittsburgh ever experienced. It affected several of our members, notably Morris Rosen (Moishe Zachariah's), whose home and business place were completely submerged when the waters rose to a 46-foot level. Committees are put into immediate action to do everything possible for the relief of the flood victims.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936Jewish Congress Delegation, May 24, 1936Two delegates -- Harry Roth and Harry Adler -- were appointed to attend the conference of the Jewish Congress at which delegates are to be chosen for the National Convention to be held at Washington. At this convention, in turn, the American representatives to the proposed World Jewish Congress will be elected. The Pliskov Association supports, of course, the idea of a Jewish World Congress.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936A Golden Wedding Anniversary, July 9, 1936Report at meeting of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Weiner. The Association had been invited to the celebration.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936Another Golden Anniversary, October 4, 1936It was again invited to attend the golden anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Moishe Rosen. Both couples were presented by the organization with certificates of trees to be planted in their honor in Palestine.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1936Cemetery Grounds Controversy, October 20, 1936When our people bought in 1916 half a cemetery from the Ahavath Achim Congregation of McKees Rocks, the purchase was made in a rather quaint and unbusiness-like manner. The transaction had been effected not by written contract, but by a verbal agreement which the McKees Rocks people subsequently refused to recognize. They followed the indications on a blue-print of which our members were, at the time, entirely unaware. The error was at once perceived, for we had no entry gate on our side of the cemetery. The Association contemplated buying a farmer's grounds which happened to abut on our cemetery, but for many years, the organization sent committee after committee to effect the sale. All efforts failed; and until 1936, the McKees Rocks people barred against us the entrance gate. Their demands, too, were becoming increasingly more difficult to be met. Finally, Harry Roth took the initiative to make the purchase. (A charitable institution may not buy land, though it had the right to property acquired by gifts.) After much trouble, Mr. Roth prevailed upon the farmer to sell the desired acre of ground. Mr. and Mrs. Roth then donated it to the Association. Report of the presentation is made at the meeting of October 20. Incidentally, an iron fence has been erected to enclose the acquired property. All expenditures total approximately over $1500.00. The Pliskovers levy a self-imposed tax, some contributing $50, others $25, each according to his means; and thus all payments were made in cash. Trees have been planted on the new grounds, giving the whole place the appearance of a beautiful park.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1937Testimonial Banquet to Harry Roth, April 6, 1937Report of a Testimonial Banquet tendered to Harry Roth. Although Mr. Roth was on the Arrangement Committee, the rest of the appointees worked so ingeniously that he was kept completely in the dark as to the surprise in store for him. Neither was his wife apprised of it. The affair proved an occasion of great festivity. The Auxiliary presented a bouquet of flowers; the Association gave Mr. Roth a set of writing materials. Almost all members delivered cordial addresses. Personal greetings to Mr. Roth by the Poale Zion climaxed the evening. The recipient of these honors humbly thanked his fellow members for the recognition and appreciation shown to him.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1937Efforts in Palestine, June 6, 1937The year 1937 marks a period of important activities on behalf of Palestine. Reports of fifteen trees planted in Palestine by the Association.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1937More Efforts in Palestine, November 7, 1937Committee of Chaim Radin, Sam Roth, and Chaim Verbofsky, raises $186.00 for the Gewerkschaften Campaign in behalf of the Jewish workers in Palestine. This sum includes $25.00 contributed by the Pliskov Association and $25.00 by our Ladies' Auxiliary. The Pliskover Association, invited to attend the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weiner, presents them with a beautiful gift. Twenty-five years ago, the Association had also had the pleasure of offering them a wedding present.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938Brone Rubenstien Monument, January 2, 1938Unveiling of Brone Rubenstein's monument on the Pliskov Cemetery. Funds are raised at this occasion to have twenty-seven trees planted in Palestine in her honor.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
193835 Trees in Palestine, July 17, 1938At the unveiling of Chaye Sarah Roth's monument, sufficient funds are raised for the planting of thirty-five trees in Palestine to honor her memory. During the years 1935-1938, the Association made great progress. Works of Mendele Mocher Sforim, I.L. Peretz, and Shalom Aleichem are read at meetings. Lectures are held, and debates, and discussions over the questions of current interest or national import. Entertaining programs provide interest at several meetings. At one, for example, a question box program furnished much amusement.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938Honoring President Roosevelt, July 17, 1938Letter of Jewish National Fund read before meeting concerning Golden Book to be published in honor of President Roosevelt for his intervention in behalf of persecuted Jews. The Pliskov Association and the Ladies' Auxiliary pass a joint resolution to contribute $100.00. At the annual meeting held by the National Fund, October 23, 1938, and attended by representatives of all national organizations, our president, Chaim Verbofsky and the Auxiliary's president, Mrs. B. Smolar, present a check for a page in the Golden Book. On the page is inscribed that the Ladies' Auxiliary honors the Pliskov Free Loan Association on the occasion of our 30th Anniversary Jubilee.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938Boycott of German Goods, November 6, 1938Letter is read of the Emergency Pro-Palestine Committee, thanking the Pliskov Association for contribution to their Special Fund. Letter from the Joint Boycott Council instructs us to appoint a committee to picket stores found selling German manufactured goods. The following were appointed: H.S. Radin, B. Holtzman, I. Leff, Jacob Rosen, and Morris Verbofsky. Another letter, of the Palestine Labor Committee, urged us to do our share for the Gewerkschaften Campaign. A committee, with H.S. Radin as chairman, is appointed to proceed with this work.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938The Golden Book, November 6, 1938The secretary finally reads copy of telegram of October 13th sent to President Roosevelt, urging him to use his influence in discouraging Great Britain from stopping Jewish immigration to Palestine. Report of the annual meeting of the Jewish National Fund is summarized by Hyman Verbofsky and Harry Adler, the two Pliskov representatives. They refer also to the special report read at the Jewish National Fund meeting relative to the Golden Book. Among the numerous organizations and individuals who had contributed one hundred dollars per page in the Golden Book dedicated to President Roosevelt, was also the Pliskov Association. On the page for which the organization subscribed appears the following text: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, in gratitude for his moral leadership in convoking the Evian Conference. Inscribed by the Pliskover Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Ladies' Auxiliary, on the occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of their founding. Hyman Verbofsky, President. Samuel Roth, Vice President. Harry Weiner, Treasurer. Harry Adler, Secretary. Officers of the Ladies' Auxiliary. Mrs.Benjamin Smolar, President. Mrs. Harry Weiner, First Vice President. Mrs. B. Margolis, Second Vice President. Mrs. I. Tolchin, Treasurer. Mrs. Nathan Rubenstein, Fin. Secretary. Mrs. A. Smolovitz, Recording Secretary.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938Sorrow and Sympath for German Jews, November 19, 1938At this special meeting, expressions of deep sorrow and sympathy are voiced for the German Jews, who have been subjected to a new wave of atrocities following the assassination of minor German diplomat by the 17-year old Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan.The Thirtieth Anniversary Jubilee Book of The Pliskover Free Loan Association, 1908-1938
1938The 30th Anniversary, 1938In 1938, Hyman Verbofsky presiding, the Pliskov Association preoccupied itself chiefly with the celebration of its 30th anniversary. The date set for the jubilee banquet was March 20. Two delegates of the Pliskov organization of New York, Mr. Isaac Weiner (Hershel Kreni's son) and Mr. William Wolinsky (Velvel, a son of Iberke), arrived at Pittsburgh to extend to the Association best wishes and to present a pair of handsome gavels -- one for the president and one for the vice-president -- in behalf of the Landsleit in New York. On the appointed day, however, Mr. Morris Rosen (Moishe Zelig's), one of the founders and a past president of the Association, unfortunately passed away. In respect to his memory, the affair was postponed for an indefinite period.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1938Telegram from Emergency Committee on Palestine, November 6, 1938Telegram from Emergency Committee on Palestine read. Pliskov Association requested to send delegates to protest British White Paper from becoming effective in Palestine. The Pliskov Association is invited for representation in the Palestine Pavilion at the World's Fair in New York. Contributions sent to Children's Home of Pittsburgh.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1938Report of the 30th Anniversary Celebration, December 4, 1938Report of 30th anniversary celebrated on November 27. The banquet was held in the Social Hall of the Beth Shalom Synagogue. Nearly 200 people attended. There were guests from Chicago, Canada, and many other places. Berel Lederman (Berel Brane Kalman's) came especially from Chicago to entertain the gathering with his elaborate magician's repertory. Many Jewish national organizations and Pliskovers from nearly all parts of the country telegraphed greetings and congratulations. The banquet table was graced by an enormous floral bouquet given by the Ladies' Auxiliary. The Auxiliary also presented the Association with a munificent check in the amount of $250. At the same meeting, election of officers held. Mr. Sam Roth voted president for 1939. All standing committees appointed, including Histadrut Committee. Arrangements to conduct memorial services for a deceased member of devoted standing, Mr. Sam Gordon (Sholem Notte's).The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939A 30th Anniversary Jubilee Volume, January 1, 1939Jubilee volume discussed. Motion passed for contribution to a Talmud-Torah.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939Officer Installation, February 5, 1939Installation of officers. Ladies' Auxiliary attends. Ceremonies impressive. Speeches inspired. Refreshments sumptuous.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939A "Glorious" Meeting, March 5, 1939A glorious meeting. 17 new members, for the most part yound men, initiated into the Association. Letter from Aaron Melech's in Pliskov read before membership. Financial aid assigned for him. Discussion of Jewish state of affairs in the world an in Palestine. Committee to Pittsburgh Shekel Campaign appointed. The annual contribution to American Jewish Congress sent. Committee report on improvement of road to cemetery.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939More Young Members, March 25, 1939Special meeting for reception of new young members. Refreshments and enthusiastic ovations.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939Passover Relief Report, April 25, 1939Passover Relief Committee (Maoth Chitim) reports its expenditures for the holidays. Names of needy strictly confidential; not divulged to membership.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939The Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, May 7, 1939The Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League requests the Pliskov Association to send a delegation to their convention at New York. A contribution is sent instead.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939Encouraging More Active Participation, June 4, 1939Ways and means discussed of improving the meetings to encourage attendance and more active participation. A member remits a loan to the Association with cordial thanks for the assistance received when he was in need of it. A contribution voted for the Leon Bloom Colony in Palestine. Committee appointed to visit sick members.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939Pliskov Association Recognized, July 5, 1939Our secretary, Mr. Harry Adler, reports on the Jewish National Fund meeting held at the William Penn Hotel. The guest speaker, from New York, paid special tribute to the Pliskov Association, Mr. Adler relates, for their active participation in all Jewish affairs, particularly, in the re-establishment of Eretz-Yisroel. The Association sends greetings to the Poale Zion Convention, held, this year, in Pittsburgh.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948
1939The Hitler-Russian Pact, October 27, 1939Special meeting to set date for memorial services at the Pliskov Cemetery. News of the Hitler-Russian Pact, just released in the press and over radio, stuns membership and precipitates heated discussion.The Fortieth Anniversary Book of The Pliskov Free Loan Association, 1908-1948