Contributions to the United Jewish Campaign reached a total of $4,401,020, by Sunday, May 9. This leaves the amount of $1,598,980 still to be raised toward New York’s $6,000,000 quota.
Contributions to the fund made by Jews and non-Jews in commemoration of Mother’s Day were reported on Sunday.
The Brooklyn committee, headed by Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, which has a quota of $1,200,000, passed the $700,000 mark. This sum is $50,000 larger than the entire amount raised from Brooklyn Jewry in the 1922 War-Sufferers’ Campaign, when $650,000 was raised in 22,000 individual contributions. The present $700,000 total was obtained from slightly over 2,000 persons making a per-capita average contribution of approximately $340.
Among the subscriptions a large number are from non-Jews in response to the direct appeal.
Mr. Thomas J. Stewart, sending $100 wrote:
“Since a Gentile dollar will buy as much bread as a Jewish dollar, I am enclosing my check for $100. This is a cause to which everyone should help.”
Judge Salvatore A. Cotillo of the New York State Supreme Court, in sending a contribution of $100, wrote:
“I have always admired the way in which the Jewish people in America take of their own, and they set an example that others might well follow. I regret that my illness prevents me from giving more to aid in your good work.”
The Long Island City and Astoria section passed its $15,000 quota with a total of $19,000 by the close of the week.
A number of mass meetings were held in Jewish centers and synagogues Sunday.
Three hundred thousand dollars, 75 per cent of its quota, was raised at the opening banquet of the United Jewish Campaign in Cleveland on Sunday night, according to a telegram received at the national headquarters of the campaign in New York from Edward M. Baker, chairman of the Cleveland drive. Four subscriptions of $25,000 each headed the list.
Jacob M. Loeb of Chicago, and Ims May were the principal speakers.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
Decision to incorporate the Jewish Education Board of Baltimore, Md., was reached at a meeting of the Board. The board supervises the religious schools affiliated with the Associated Jewish Charities and for the last five years has functioned as a special committee of that organization.
The committee on planning recommended that a conference be called of representatives of all Jewish organizations in Baltimore for the purpose of organizing a Jewish Educational Association.
The board decided to issue a monthly periodical in the interest of furthering religious education.
Plans for the erection of a new synagogue in New Brunswick, N. J., have been adopted.
The building will cost approximately $60,000.
It will be erected for the Ohav Amet Anshe Ungarn congregation composed of over 250 members.