Falling off in Income of Keren Hayesod Menaces Situation in Palestine
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Falling off in Income of Keren Hayesod Menaces Situation in Palestine

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Official figures of the income of the Keren Hayesod, the Palestine Foundation Fund, the fund collecting agency of the World Zionist Organization, for the month of April, were made known here today.

It appears that during the month the receipts amounted to £43,088, including £29,770 from the United States.

The head office of the Keren Hayesod issued a statement in which it records the falling off in the income of the Keren Hayesod and declares that this decrease has awakened the gravest apprehensions for the Palestine economic position. The Keren Hayesod Board of Directors is obliged to endorse the warning of Dr. Weizmann that the present volume of the Jewish immigration to Palestine will be endangered if the Keren Hayesod fails to maintain the level of its receipts, the statement declared. The directors of the Keren Hayesod anticipate that all friends of the Palestine work, both Zionists and non-Zionists, instead of expressing sympathy will support the fund with contributions, the statement declared.

The receipts of the Keren Hayesod since its formation five years, amount to £2,309,965, the report stated.


Carl Sherman, former Attorney General, may be nominated by the Democratic State convention as the opponent of James W. Wadsworth, Jr., for United States Senator.

Mr. Sherman is chairman of the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress.

Congregation Adath Israel of Boston, Mass., has begun to build the first unit of a group of four buildings. The first building will be completed within a year. The group will overlook the Riverway opposite Longwood station.

Drawings have been prepared by McLaughlin & Burr, architects.

The Temple is the central dominating building, with a portico of six Corinthian columns and a richly decorated pediment. The dome rises 125 feet above the ground.

Flanking the temple on the east is the administration building and on the west is the social building. They are linked with the temple by open Ionic colonnades, which will make the group one of the most impressive in the country. An education building, south of the main group, will be uniform in architecture with the east and west wings, each having an entrance portico of four Ionic columns.

The education building, fronting on Plymouth street, will accommodate approximately 1,000 pupils. The assembly hall in the west wing will accommodate 1,200 persons and will have a stage. A social hall on the floor below will seat 500 persons. The large, open courts between the wings and the temple will give light and air to all portions of the group. and have gardens and shrubbery. The building will be fireproof throughout, with equipment for heating, lighting and ventilation.

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