New York (Jul. 17)
Jewish farming in the United States has considerably increased in the first half year of 1924, according to the report of
the Jewish Agricultural Society, of which Percy S. Straus is President.
The Jewish Agricultural Society, which maintains an employment bureau has placed 517 Jewish laborers who were anxious to engage in farming. The Farm Settlement Department of the society received 356 applications from Jews who desired to acquire farm land. 40 families have bought their farms through the instrumentality of this department.
The loan department of the society granted 304 loans, amounting to $167,275.
A new feature of the society’s work is its endeavor to provide the children of the farmers with religious training. In a number of the Jewish farming communities in New York and Connecticut, Hebrew schools have been opened. It is planned to extend this system of religious education to other Jewish farming communities in the country.