Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist Organization, was the guest of honor at the dinner of the Williamsburg Division of the United Palestine Appeal at the Willoughby Mansion. The 400 diners contributed $50,000 towards the $100,000 quota in the drive for funds for reconstruction work in Palestine. Max Blumberg, chairman of the campaign, is the leading Brooklyn contributor with a pledge of $25,000.
Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, honorary chairman of the Brooklyn Division, and Morris Rothenberg, national chairman of the board of directors of the United Palestine Appeal, addressed the gathering. Other speakers were Rabbi A.D. Burack of Congregation Ohel Moshe and Louis D. Gribetz, vice chairman of the local campaign. Mr. Blumberg presided.
Leading contributions received at the dinner besides Mr. Blumberg’s were: Congregation Agudas Israel of Ridgewood, $3,000; Congregation Bnei Israel, $2,000; Issac Levin, $2,000; Williamsburg Hadassah, $1,500; Israel Rokeach amp;Sons, $1,500; Markel amp;Rosen, $1,000.
Twenty-five thousand dollars was raised for the United Palestine Appeal at a dinner to Dr. Weizmann at the Premier Palace, Brooklyn. Dr. Weizmann, Morris Rothenberg and Judge Jacob Strahl were the speakers. Jacob H. Cohen, chairman of the campaign, was toastmaster. Jacob H. Cohen contributed $3,000; East New York Hadassah, $3,000; Pennsylvania Avenue Talmud Torah, $2,000; Morris Salzman, $1,000. More than $5,000 was contributed at the launching of Yonkers $20,000 drive at the Elks Auditorium with Morris Rothenberg, national chairman of the board of directors, delivering the principal address.
Morris Rothenberg and William Fondiller, secretary of the campaign, were the speakers. Former Commissioner William Goldsmith, chairman of the campaign, presided. Pledges included Zionist District. Dr. S. Miller, chairman, and Wolf Feldman, secretary, $1,200; Yonkers Hadassah, Mrs. B. Weiss, president, $1,000.
More than $3,000 was raised at the dinner tendered to Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, chairman of the Brooklyn division in Sea Gate, $2,000 of which was remitted in cash. Judge Moscowitz and Maurice Firth were the speakers. Edward Fogel was toastmaster. Dr. Herman Ausubel is chairman of the campaign. The largest contribution came from Hadassah who turned over $1,000 in cash.
These contributions, together with the $40,000 raised in Far Rockaway, bring the amount subscribed to the United Palestine Appeal over the week-end to a total of $75,000.
Weizmann Week of the campaign will be concluded with two dinners in Brooklyn this week, Eastern Parkway at the Brooklyn Jewish Center on Wednesday night and a dinner at the Bensonhurst Jewish Community House on Thursday night. Dr. Weizmann will be the guest of honor at both dinners.