Contributions totaling $70,000 for the purpose of conducting a Jewish Communal survey in Greater New York was announced yesterday. The survey is being made by the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, under the auspices of a citizens’ committee, headed by Judge Otto Rosalsky, as chairman and Dr. Lee K. Frankel, as chairman of the executive committee. Of this amount, $10,000 was a personal gift from Felix M. Warburg, the other sums coming from communal agencies.
The Bureau of Jewish Social Research has assigned $25,000 for this purpose; the New York Foundation, $20,000; Hofheimer Foundation, $10,000 and the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, $5,000. Judge Edward A. Lazansky, vice-chairman of the Citizens’ Committee, also has pledged $10,000 toward the fund in behalf of the Jews of Brooklyn.
The survey, begun several months ago by the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, of which Samuel A. Goldsmith is the director, is intended to prepare a plan for the coordination of Jewish social work for the entire city. Thirty-five research workers are engaged in the task, which, it is estimated, will take two years, at a cost of $100,000 a year. In addition to the officers already mentioned, Col. Herbert Lehman is a vice-president and David M. Heyman is treasurer.