A touching description of the plight of the Jewish communities in various European countries and details of the important work for the protection of Jewish rights which is being done by the Committee of Jewish Delegations at Paris were given in an address by Dr. Zevi Chajes, Chief Rabbi of Vienna and member of the Committee of Jewish Delegations, at the meeting of the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress held this week at the Institute of Religion, under the chairmanship of Dr. Stephen S. Wise.
Following Dr. Chajes’ remarks, Dr. Wise suggested that the Treasurer be authorized to immediately forward to the Committee of Delegations one thousand dollars towards its current budget. Upon a motion of Mr. Barondess, the suggestion of Dr. Wise was approved.
The meeting named a committee to make the necessary preparations for a reception to be tendered Dr. Motzkin, and Dr. Eisenstdat upon their arrival in this country.
Exclusive of the contributions made by various other organizations, the sum of $110,000 for the purpose of helping the stranded refugees was received by the Emergency Committee on Jewish Refugees, according to a report submitted to the meeting by Bernard G. Richards, executive secretary. Mr. Richards reported on the efforts now being made to have Congress adopt a bill permitting the holders of American visas granted to them prior to the enactment of the Johnson-Immigration bill and the wives and children of Declarents to come in to the United States irrespective of the quotas of their countries. He further reported of the steps taken to cooperate with the Federal Council of Churches, in connection with their declaration to combat Anti-Semitic propaganda in America.