MOSCOW (Jan. 10)
The structure of what had been before the confiscation of church and synagogue property, the great Brodsky Synagogue in Kiev, has been leased by the Yidgescom from the Government and now serves as a large Yiddish professional and technical school.
Curtailment of relief work on the part of the American Lansmanschaften has resulted in increased suffering among Jews of the Odesea region.
It is estimated there are 10,000 homeless Jewish children in the Kiev region, whose sole "occupation" is street-begging.
Owing to economic necessity, the railroad service to Mohilev, Yampol and other towns on the Roumanian frontier has been interrupted. Conditions in those places previously reported as bad, are now critical. These towns are completely isolated and relief must be sent by sleighs, a cumbersome and costly process.
There is an increasingly evident tendency among Russian Jews to help themselves, judging by reports from various parts of the country that local Jewish populations are collecting relief funds for the sufferers in their communities. In the majority of cases the "bourgeoisie" elements and the communists conduct their relief activities separately, although cooperation along these lines is not altogether infrequent.