Milwaukee, Wis. (Sep. 28)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The drive for the United Palestine Appeal for 1927 in this city was oversubscribed, the total amount raised being $50,228, the quota of $50,000 being exceeded by several hundred dollars.
The final report of the workers was made at a luncheon held in the Hotel Wisconsin. The drive opened officially on September 10 was scheduled to end on September 17, but the workers voted to continue the drive for several days.
The drive was launched at the opening dinner on September 10. with an initial gift report of $19,075. The men’s team procured a total of $23,074.50 and the women’s teams $6.772.25. Gifts sent direct to the campaign office made up the balance.
The silver loving cups, donated by Chairman Alfred A. Strelzin to the leading teams in the men’s and women’s division, were won by the team headed by I. V. Brossell which reported the highest total of $5,620. and by the Mrs. Rose Cohen team which reported $1.303, the highest total for the women’s teams.
The High Holiday services were broadcast in the South through arrangements made by Rabbi Israel L. Kaplan of Congregation Ahavath Chesed of Jacksonvile, Fla. The services were broadcast over Station WJAX. the municipal station of Jacksonville.
Rabbi Marius Ranson of Congregation Beth Emeth of Albany, also broadcast holiday services over Station WGY in Schnectady.
Through the national committees on Student Activities of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, each Sisterhood and Brotherhood affiliated with the national body made arrangements to provide for worship for students at colleges and universities during the Holdays. Tickets of admission to local Temples were distributed and arrangements also made for many students to participate in the Holiday observance at Jewish homes.
Plans for the reorganization of the Zionist activity in Region No. 4 which comprises Pennsylvania. New Jersey and Delaware, with a view to coordinating the work to secure a maximum of results with a minimum of expense, were announced by William B. Leaf, Chairman of the Committee. The consolidation of all Zionist cultural, membership and fund raising activities into one central Bureau, has been effected in Philadelphia, in accordance with the resolution adopted at the last Zionist conference in Atlantic City.
According to the new plan of coordination, all Palestinian endeavors in Eastern Pennsylvania. Southern New Jersey and Delaware will be merged into one organization. Benjamin Schwarts, Executive Director of the United Palestine Appeal, will be the Executive Director of the entire unit.