Philadelphia, Pa. (Nov. 22)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
In one hour last night Philadelphia raised $700,000 or almost one half of the city’s $1,500,000 quota in the United Jewish Campaign. The occasion was a dinner held at the Hotel Benjamin Franklin, inaugurating a seven-day campaign.
In the same room, in the Hotel Benjamin Franklin, which a year ago saw the project of a national chest for the Jews of Europe launched, 1,500 men and women pledged themselves to carry the slogan of “Charity Does Not End At Home” into every Jewish home in Philadelphia.
The standard of giving which will be asked of the community was set by the workers themselves last night.
In a spirit of thanks for the good fortune to which fate has destined them, as an expression of sympathy for the vast army of Jewish unfortunates, less than two hundred men, contributed the sum of $700,000. The largest contributions were $50,000 from Mastbaum Brothers and Fleisher, a similar amount from Jacob and Samuel D. Lit. $35,000 from the Wolf Brothers, $25,000 each from Gimbel Brothers, Albert M. Greenfield, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Samuel S. Fels, Jacob and Samuel D. Paley.
The contributions followed a plea from David A. Brown. National Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign and Morris Wolf, Chairman of the local drive. Jules E. Mastbaum presided.
Announcement was made that Earnest T. Trigg will head a committee of non-Jews to help in the campaign and that Mr. Trigg has contributed $1,000.
Among the other contributors were: Jerome H. Loucheim, $15,000; Morris Wolf, $12,000; Joseph C. and R. Heymann, $10,000; Joseph J. Greenberg, $7,500; Albert H. Lieberman, $7,500; Arthur Bloch, $6,000; Horace Hano, $5,000; Morton B. Hirsh, $5,000; Wm. Lipkin, $5,000; Arthur Loeb, $5,000; Philip H. and S. Rosenbach, $5,000; Wm. Goldstien, $5,000; Adolph Berg, $3,000; Joseph and L. Biberman, $3,000; Joseph Caplan, $3,000; Arthur Fleisher, $3,000; B. M. Golder, $3,000; Irving Kohn, $3,000; David and Max Markowitz, $3,000; Abe Sablosky, $3,000; Lewis Sablosky, $3,000; Hon. Horace Stern, $3,000; Harry G. Sundheim, $3,000; Louis and Samuel Sussman, $3,000.