South Africa Jews Raise £80,000 for Keren Hayesod

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The amount of £80,000 was raised by the South African Jewish community for the Keren Hayesod, during the visit of Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the Zionist Executive.

This sum was raised in seven cities. It is expected that the quota of £100,000 will be raised. So far the campaign has resulted in a fifty percent. increase over the contributions of last year.

Mr. Sokolow has left for Rhodesia, where he will assist in the Keren Hayesod campaign.

A bronze plaque will be placed in the Hebrew Union College Library in recognition of the services rendered by Mr. Ben Selling, of Portland, Ore., in aiding the Library to acquire important collections from abroad. Mr. Selling has made large contributions to the Library during the past two years, enabling Adolph S. Oko, the librarian, to make valuable purchases for the institution. Among the important works acquired through Mr. Selling’s generosity was the collection of Chinese manuscripts which give for the first time a Hebraic record of the Jews of the Orient. Mr. Selling also made a large contribution towards the fund which enabled the College Library to acquire the Kirschstein-Frauberger museum.

The plaque will be erected in the Library Building and will contain the following wording: “Ben Selling, Portland, Oregon; Patron of Jewish Literature.”

A silver plate engraved with the Ten Commandments, and a Sepher Torah, were stolen from the altar of the Temple of Israei, Roanoke and State Streets, Far Rockaway, L. I.

They were the gifts of a member of the synagogue and were valued at $200.

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