Two hundred guests attended the $100 dinner opening the $50,000 Mount Vernon campaign of the United Palestine Appeal in the Hotel Plaza, Sunday night. Dr. Chaim Weizmann and Judge Otto A. Rosalsky were the guests of honor.
Dr. Elias Margolis of Temple Emanu – El, Mount Vernon, was toastmaster. Harry Fierst is Chairman of the Mount Vernon campaign.
It was announced that $25,000 was raised at the dinner. The largest contributors were Joseph Durst and Max Goldstein, who each gave $2,600. Abraham Gevirtz gave $1,250.
The annual report of the social service department of the Free Synagogue made public states that the total expenditures for 1926 were $81,959.68. The social care of the Jewish patients in Bellevue required more than $8,000, the report states. The work at Lebanon Hospital. which included the care of patients in wards and the dispensary, the infant hygiene division and for cardiac work cost $14,000. The mental hygiene division, which arranges for the care of Jewish patients admitted to the psychopathic wards at Bellevue. spent $5,000.
The Jane Elkus Camp committee which operates throughout the year and cares for adolescent girls who suffer from nervous ailments, expended over $10,000. The child adoption committee, which places abandoned children in Jewish homes, spent the largest sum in its ten years of work – a total of over $21,000.