Two thousand prominent Brooklyn Jews paid $50 a plate at the third annual Charity Ball of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities at the Hotel astor on Amistice eve, realizing $1,00,00 for the support of the twenty-four societies affiliated with the Brooklyn Federation.
Federal Court Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, Chairman, said the object of the Charity Ball was to weld the scattered communities of the Borough of Brooklyn into a cohesive unit, in order that the Federation attain its object, He pointed out that Justice Edward lazansky conceived the idea of an annual ball in order to bring Brooklynites together socially in behalf of the Federation. Judge Moscowitz said that he viewed with alarm and dissatisfaction the sate of the Jewish charity situation in Brooklyn, containing 750,000 Jews.
“Our 1927 budget is $671,218. We have secured subscriptions from 10,400 people. Only one and one-half per cent of the Jews of Brooklyn gave to Federation. We have the lowest per capita participation in Federation of any city of the United States. I know, however that there are 50,000 Jews in Brooklyn who are financially able to give to Federation. We must reach every Jew of means in the borough. Likewise, we must obtain the affiliation of the Jewish institutions who are to-day outside of Federation.”
Justice Mitchell May, President of the Federation, stated that the recollection on Armistice Day should provoke Brooklyn Jewry to the building of monuments of peace, which the work of Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities accomplishes in the manifold activities of its institutions. “We have much want, suffering, and starvation here, but we should not forget those unfortunates beyond the seas, who look to the favored Jewish community of America for help.”
Louis Eisendrath, poineer Chicago merchant and twice president of the Franklin Trust and Saving bank, died on Friday. He was 74 years old.
Max Reinhardt, internationally famous theatrical producer, is arriving with his repertory company, on the steamer “Dentschland” today.