The Central Conference of American Rabbis has given its endorsement to the work of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of America.
At its recent annual convention held at Cape May, N. J. the Conference unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the new work of Hias and calling upon American Jewry to support the $500,000 campaign with which to prosecute the enlarged activities of the organization.
The resolution read:
“Whereas the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America in conjunction with the Jewish Colonization Association and Emigdirekt has undertaken the work of aiding Jewish settlement in Argentine, Brazil and such other countries that will admit Jewish emigrants by educational work in language, craftsmanship and agriculture in European lands as well as in the giving of temporary shelter and aid in securing employment and the granting of loans to immigrants in their new homes, and
“Whereas the great importance of this work among our people is evident and well known to all who are acquainted with the status of the Jews in various lands,
“Be it resolved that we, the Central Conference of American Rabbis endorse this activity of the above mentioned organization and that we urge upon the American Jewish public the fullest support of the appeal for funds.”