250 Jewish Families Left Destitute After Fire

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Two hundred and fifty families, nearly all of them Jewish were left without shelter, food or clothing as a result of a disastrous fire which broke out in the town of Salantai, in the Kretinga District.

The fire destroyed practically the entire town: 160 of the 197 homes were laid in ashes.

The Jewish inhabitants of the town are now homeless and destitute of all means. A relief committee was formed to aid the sufferers and an appeal for assistance has been sent out to other Jewish communities.

Rabbi Morton M. Berman. a graduate of the first class of the Jewish Institute of Religion, and recipient of the Bertha Guggenheimer Fellowship and the Benjamin Fox Supplementary Scholarship, is sailing today with Mrs. Berman, to France, and then to Palestine. Under the terms of the Guggenheimer Fellowship. Rabbi Berman is granted the opportunity of a year’s residence in Palestine where the will study at the Institute of Jewish Studies and the American school of Archa###.

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