A permanent body, to function as an available community agency and to incorporate Jewish leadership for service in any cause which may in the future make claim upon the community was formed out of the United Jewish Campaign Committee in Detroit, a statement from the national headquarters of the campaign declared.
The newly formed body will function similarly to that recently created out of the Campaign Committee of Cleveland, the statement declared.
“The purpose of our newly organized Detroit service group,” according to a telegram form Samuel Summerfield, vice-chairman of the Detroit drive. to David A. Brown, national chairman of the campaign, “is primarily to consolidate all Jewish groups now working independently into one organization. Its activities will be to carry on all future drives in which Jewish participation is required. This will include the local community fund drive this fall, taking care of all Detroit social welfare needs, the proposed campaign for a Jewish hospital and all other charities which may require our aid, either Jewish or non-Jewish.”
The officers of the new Detroit organization are: Samuel Summerfield, president; Harry Bielfield, first vice-president and Harry Brown, second vice-president.
A contribution of $1,000 cabled by Irving Berlin from London to the United Jewish Campaign was announced by Joseph Leblang at a luncheon given at the Hotel Astor by the Theatrical Industry Division of the drive to the Women’s Division. The meeting was called for the purpose of arranging for the Theatrical and Sports Field Day toward the $7,000,000 New York quota of the fund which will be given at the Polo Grounds on Sunday afternoon, June 27th.
Mr. Leblang announced that Mayor Walker who is the honorary chairman of the Theatrical Division, will pitch the first ball in the baseball game which will be one of the features being arranged by a committee headed by Louis Mann. Ned Wayburn will stage a pageant.
Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, executive secretary of the Boston Federation of Jewish Charities, sailed yesterday on the S.S. France. Dr. Hexter will study Jewish conditions in Poland. Lithuania, Roumania. Bessarabia, Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Russia, and report his findings to David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign.
Dr. Hexter is former president of the National Conference of Jewish Social Workers. He recently made a survey on behalf of the Emergency Committee for Jewish refugees on the possibilities of Mexico as a country of large Jewish migration.
Dr. Jacob Warren Newman of New Orleans, professor of Clinical Obstetrics at Tulane University sailed on the S.S. Resolute for the purpose of studying Jewish conditions in Central and Eastern Europe for the United Jewish Campaign. He will visit Poland. Lithuania, Roumania, Bessarabia, Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia.
Dr. Newman is a former president of the Louisiana Conference of Social Workers, and he is now for a third term president of the New Orleans Conference of Social Workers.