“Six Million by Monday night” is the logan of the workers in the New York United Jewish Campaign.
Acting-Chairman Bressler announced that the total raised was $5,301,050, leaving $695,000 still to be raised.
Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, chairman of the Brooklyn division reported that the total for the borough had reached $866,651. The Flatbush share in Brooklyn’s total is $116,000; the Eastern Parkway share $131,000, the Bedford-Stuyvesant section’s share $65,000, and Manhattan Beach $31,000.
Queen’s County, under the leadership of Dr. Isaiah Frank has raised $74,000 toward which Jamaica contributed $32,000, Flushing $22,000 and Astoria $20,000. Richmond Hill, which “seceded” from the Jamaica division in order to run its own campaign has raised $20,000.
Rabbi Ezekiel Lipschitz, President of the Union of Polish Rabbis, who is now on a visit to America, issued an appeal to his countrymen in New York urging them to contribute to the United Jewish Campaign.
“It was the will of God that I should come to this country at a time when it is possible for me to help in this great campaign. The great work done in Poland and other countries by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee must be continued by the renewal of its funds through this campaign. It kept alive the body of Israel through the tragic years by feeding the hungry and healing the sick. And it kept alive the soul of Israel by maintaining the religious schools and academies where the Holy Torah is taught.
“I call on you to make next Thursday, the second day of Shebuoth, a day of special moment to our people. Let those who have not already given do so on that day, and those who have already contributed, give something more,” the rabbi urged.
Texas is within $50,000 of its $350,000 goal, a statement from the national headquarters of the campaign declared. Texas’s original quota of $250,000 was increased at the state conference.
Arkansas has raised its quota of $75,000, the statement reported. Little Rock exceeded its quota of $35,000 by $5,000.
In Ohio, Cleveland raised four-fifths of its $550,000 quota at one meeting. It still has $150,000 to raise toward its total. Akron, with a quota of $35,000 raised the total at its initial dinner. Canton raised $6,000 more than its quota of $30,000 by May 8th, and extended its quota to $40,000, the statement read. Detroit with a quota of $600,000 in a joint campaign. has already passed the $400,000 mark, all but $50,000 of which was raised at its initial dinner. Wisconsin has only $100,000 more to raise. In a joint effort in which the quota of the United Jewish campaign is $300,000, Madison, Wis., raised $24,000 at one meeting toward its quota of $25,000.
Massachusetts, where there is a statewide campaign in progress, exclusive of Boston, has raised $60,000.
In Western Pennsylvania. Butler had an original quota of $8,000, which it increased to $10,000 which has been been raised. Altoona raised its $15,000 quota in one night, increased its quota to $25,000 and now aims at $35,000. Colorado had raised $64,000 up to May 12. New Mexico, $11,500. Portland launched the Oregon campaign by raising one-fourth of the State quota. The $50,000 raised represents only two contributions, $20,000 from Ben Selling and $30,000 from Meier & Frank. The other $150,000 is now being sought.
Louisiana has raised over half of its quota of $350,000. New Orleans has contributed $102,156. Mississippi reports $34,350 toward its quota of $50,000. Alabama has only $10,000 more to complete its quota of $110,000. In New Jersey Trenton has raised its quota of $60,283, the largest sum ever raised by the Jews in that city, the statement read.