The Southern Israelite
Miss Belva Mather to
Wed Mr. Phillips at Early Date
Miss Wengrow and Mr. Brenner Are to Wed
The announcement of the engage-
|m . nt „f Miss Belva Mather and Mr.
Klsas Phillips is of interest to a
:irT e circle of friends.
Miss Mather is the eldest daughter
f Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cotton Mather
n ,i the sister of Miss Carmen Mather,
M." Evelyn Mather and Miss Eliza-
:h Mather. She is a graduate of
Washington Seminary, and National
I'.irk Seminary, of Forest Glen, Md.
H. r education was completed by sev-
Ll month's study in Paris.
On her maternal side Miss Mather
the grand-daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
M l„ Holleman, of Henderson, Texas,
id her paternal side she is the grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S.
Mather, of Elkhart, Ind., and belongs
the eleventh generation of direct
ies. endants of Cotton Mather, one of
the founders of Yale University,
>vho>e father, Increase Mather, was
ne of the first presidents of Harvard
Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Marist
i "liege, of Georgia Military Academy,
d the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the only son of the late Mr.
Benjamin Z. Phillips and Mrs. Nettie
Elsas Phillips. His only sister is Mrs.
Frederick Gordon Barnett, of New
York. Mr. Jacob Elsas, the grand
father of Mr. Phillips, is a leading
citizen of Atlanta and is prominently
identified with philanthropic move
ments of Atlanta, other members of
his family being among the leaders
in philanthropic and cultural circles
in Atlanta and the south.
Mrs. Benjamin Z. Phillips was hos
tess at a dinner party for the popular
couple at her home in Ponce de Leon
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Elsas were hosts
at a dinner party Friday evening at
their home on Oakdale Road. Guests
included Miss Mather, Mr. Phillips,
Miss Helen Elsas, Miss Peggy Hirsch,
Miss Richard Rich, Mrs. Oscar Strauss
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Elsas, Mr. and
Mrs. Gabriel Schoen, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hirsch and Mr. and Mrs. Ixiuis
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hirsch will be
hosts for Miss Mather and Mr. Phillips
at a dinner at the Standard Club Sat
urday evening, December 14, inviting
twenty-four guests for this occasion.
Miss Mi rid el l Rot hen her y to
Wed Mr. M oses B. Fsserman
An engagement of interest to a
largi- coterie of friends throughout the
- u;h is that of Miss Mindell Rothen-
L re. of Rome, to Moses B. Esserman,
also of Rome, which was announced
recently. The date of the marriage
"‘ill be announced later. A large num-
"•r of affairs have been given the
•«»upit*, among them the informal re-
' vption at which Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Mt-ndelson were hosts. About one
hundred and twenty-five Rome friends
■died to wish the young couple hap-
' Rosalie U. Gerstram to
" ed Mr. Leon M. Berkowitz
Announcement is made of the ap
proaching marriage in New York of
Rosalie Z. Gerstman, the daugh-
*• r f Sigmund and Henrietta Kauf-
man Zacharias, to Mr. Leon M. Berko-
tz of Newark, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Stephen Schiffer
•r* leaving for a visit to New York
ar id Philadelphia.
Miss Dinah Rausin Feted
Miss Billie Levin entertained in
honor of her charming guest, Miss
Dinah Rausin, of Chattanooga, at a
bridge on Saturday, November doth.
The home was beautifully decorated
for the occasion and the color scheme
of green and white being carried out.
Miss Rausin was presented with a
beautiful silver compact and Miss
Mary Frank, also of Chattanooga, was
the recipient of a beautiful leather
desk novelty. Among those invited
to meet Miss Rausin were Mrs. Floyd
Brandeis, Mrs. Abe Spielberg, Mrs.
Sol Levin, Misses Mary Frank, Char
lotte Weinkle, of Jacksonville, Fla.;
Rae Winer, of Chattanooga, Tenn.;
Helen Seff, Rose Seff, Sara Gershon,
Evelyn Gershon, Polly Gershon, Rae
Rosenberg and many others.
Miss Billy Berman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Berman of 572 Park
Drive, is home from the University
of Alabama for the holidays. With
her as guests are Miss Gene Hoffson
of Hartford, Conn., and Miss Helena
Henes of New York.
Dr. Will Durant Honored At Reception
Mr. and Mrs. I, Kuniansky and
heir sister, Miss Lillie Bleich, re-
vi\cd informally about twenty-five
quests at their home on Brookridge
) r ;ve in honor of Dr. Will Durant
‘°wing his lecture here at the At-
>i .ta Theatre, Thursdav evening, De-
r <-'r.ber 12th.
The beautifully appointed table had
a center-piece a large reflector
•grounded by fruits and ferns, giv-
, r ‘~ e ffect of a pool of water over
flowing its banks.
Among the guests present were
Mrs. L. J. Levitas, president of Sen
ior Hadassah, Miss Rae Rosenberg,
president of Junior Hadassah, the or
ganization sponsoring Dr. Durant’s
visit to this city, and friends of Dr.
Durant and the hostesses.
Mrs. B. M. Brodie and Mrs. J. Yam-
polsky assisted Mrs. Kuniansky in
During the evening Dr. Durant
read the poem “Salut Au Monde”
from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of
Of cordial interest throughout the
east and south, centers in the engage
ment and wedding announcement of
Miss Leah Irene Wengrow and Mr.
Leonard S. Brenner to be solemnized
The bride-elect is a tall titian type
and is greatly admired by a host of
friends. Miss Wengrow spent her
early childhood in Brunswick, Ga.,
where she attended Glynn Academy,
later finishing her education in school
Miss Wengrow is the only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Max Wengrow of this
city. Her brothers are Isaac M. Wen
grow, a prominent attorney of Atlan
ta; Mr. Harry Wengrow, Mr. Jack
Wengrow and Mr. Ben Wengrow, all
of this city.
The bridegroom is the only son of
Mrs. Benj. Brenner, and the late Mr.
Benj. Brenner. His father, before his
death, was one of the outstanding
business men of this section and Phila
Mr. Brenner attended school at the
University of Pennsylvania. He is a
member of the Masonic and Elk Lodg
es. Mr. Brenner is prominently con
nected with the Sullivan-Smythfield
Company, of Philadelphia, where he
and his bride will reside.
Miss Evelyn Addler to Wed Miss Goldwasser to Wed at
Mr. Meyer Collat Home December 26
Of interest to a wide circle of
friends throughout the state is the an
nouncement of the engagement of
Miss Evelyn Adler, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Adler, to Meyer Col
lat, of Savannah, Ga., son of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Collat, the wedding plans to
be announced later.
Of cordial interest to a wide circle
of friends in Atlanta and throughout
the state is t|ie announcement of the
engagement and approaching marriage
of Miss Sara Goldwasser, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldwasser of At
lanta, to Mr. JefFe Berk of Birming
ham. The wedding will be solemnized
at the home of the bride’s parents on
Oxford Road on December 2(5, with
only the immediate family in attend
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