The quota of $400,000 was oversubscribed by $21,000 by the city of Pitts-burgh, an announcement issued yesterday by the national headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign stated. Albert C. Lehman headed the drive.
The success of the Pittsburgh drive, David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, stated, raised the total for the Western Pennsylvania Zone to $637,000 which is $37,000 in excess of the quota accepted by it at the state conference held last Spring.
Communities contributing to this total include: Braddock and vicinity. $5,500 toward a quota of $7,500; Dakota, $1,700 toward a $2,500 quota, with the drive still in progress, and $3,000 in sight; Carnegie, $800, toward $1,500, with prospects for $2,000; McKee Rocks, $1,000 toward $2,000, with expectations of $2,500; New Kensington-Tarentum $2,000, toward $4,000, with $4,500 in sight; Oil City-Frankin, $5,000, toward $7,500; Punxsutawney with a completed quota of $1,000 on the opening night and an “over-the-top” canvass in progress, with prospects of raising $2,500; Woodlawn. $900 toward its $1,000 quota, raised at its opening meeting an an effort to make it $3,000. Coraopolis raised $500 at its opening meeting toward its quota of $1,000 and is conducting a “let’s double it” drive, the statement declared.
All of the figures for Western Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh are as of November 4th, and together with it represent drives held subsequent to the Chicago conference.
Drives still to be held in Western Pennsylvania include Johnstown, $25,000; Ambridge, $1,000; Leechburg. $1,000; Washington $7,500; Beaver Valley, $10,000; New Castle, $10,000; Uniontown section, $10,000; Duquesne. $10,000; Kittaning, $3,000; McKeesport, $10,000.
Rabbi Joel Blau’s appointment as Senior Minister of the West London Synagogue of British Jews was put on a permanent basis, in accordance with the Laws of the Congregation, by the vote taken at the meeting of Seatholders.