National Conference of Ort to Take Place in New York This Sunday

The National Conference of the American Ort will take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania this Sunday at 10 A. M. Delegates from several hundred organizations which are affiliated with the Ort and numerous other groups which, while not affiliated, are interested in Ort work, are expected to attend.

A report of the activities of the American branch of the Ort will be presented at the conference as well as a report of the work of the Reconstruction Fund.

A report of the delegation to Europe will include an analysis of the Ort work in Europe and the agricultural colonization activities in Russia.

Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, Chairman of the Agro-Joint, will be one of the guests of honor at a reception to be given by the American Ort at the Pennsylvania Hotel on Sunday evening. The reception will follow the Conferference of the Ort.

Dr. Henry Moskowitz, Chairman of the Ort Reconstruction Fund and a member of the Executive Council of the Joint Distribution Committee, has received an appeal from the Central Committee of the Jewish Academy of Warsaw. The appeal is signed by Sholem Asch, Jewish author and playwright; Dr. M. Schorr, Chief Rabbi of Warsaw; Senator M. Koerner, chairman of the Building Committee and M. A. Hartglas, a member of the Polish Diet, who is chairman of the Central Committee of the Academy.

The appeal makes public the fact that a new building to house three hundred Jewish students has been built. The communication read:

“We beg to address ourselves to you” with the following: In October, 1924, the Central Committee of Auxilium Academicum Judaicum started with the building of the first Jewish Academical House in Warsaw for 300 students.

“Thanks to the help of the Jewish Community in Poland and to a Government loan acquired for this building it has been possible to finish a five story house this month.

“Now a sum of $15,000 is needed in order to pay the workmen for the furniture already made, as well as for that which is to be made.

“Without paying the workmen, we are in fear of not being able to open this house by the beginning of the new academic year, which would be a great loss to hundreds of Jewish students, who would have no roof over their heads.

“The economic situation of the Jewish community in Poland does not permit the hope of getting from it the sum that is needed. We therefore, in the name of the Jewish Society in Poland and in the name of the Jewish students, take the liberty of asking you to find the necessary sum so as to enable us to open the house by the end of October.”

Dr. Moskowitz also announced that he replied to the Committee of the Jewish Academy stating that the Ort had at present no available funds for this purpose, but promised to call the situation to the attention of other groups.

The Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia will share in an estate of more than $4,700 left by Benedict Wolf, and a $9,000 estate left by Lena Rosenzweig, by the wills probated in the Philadelphia court.

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