The national conference, called by the Joint Distribution Committee for the purpose of completing the $25,000,000 United Jewish Campaign, will take place in Chicago on Oct. 9th and 10th, it was announced yesterday by the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign.
Julius Rosenwald heads the committee which is arranging the conference that will be held at the Standard Club. Other prominent Chicagoans on the committee include Jacob M. Loeb. Sol Kline, Leo Straus, Samuel Deutsch, General Abel Davis and James Davis.
Invitations for the conference were extended to the 48 state chairmen, and over 500 city chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, and to a large number of men and women in every part of the country who have actively participated in the campaign.
The purpose of the conference, which has been called by David A Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, and Felix Warburg, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee is to take account on what has been accomplished already the way of raising funds for the destitute Jews of Eastern and Central Europe, and to plan a series of drives during the next three months, from which it is hoped sufficient contributions will be obtained to exceed the $25,000,000 quota.
In addition to the reports by Dr. Bernard A. Kahn. European director of the Joint Distribution Committee and Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, who is directing the Joint Distribution Committee’s farm settlement work in Russia, reports will be made to the conference by a number of American social workers who have during the past summer visited Poland. Lithuania, and Russia, and investigated Jewish conditions in those countries and the steps being taken by the Joint Distribution Committee, with funds raised in this country to alleviate their condition, and restore them to a basis of permanent self-support. These include Dr. Henry Moskowitz, Jacob Billikopf, Dr. Maurice B. Hexter. Dr. Ludwig Bernstein. Mrs. Alexander Kohut, Dr. Jacob W. Newman, Stanley Folz and James N. Rosenberg.