Kishineff (May. 12)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The thanks of Bessarabian Jewry to the Jews of America for the rescue work performed by the agencies supported with the funds furnished by the Joint Distribution Committee were expressed in a cablegram despatched to the New York headquarters of the Committee.
The move was decided upon at a banquet given in honor of Dr. Bernard Kahn. European representative of the Joint Distribution Committee. who arrived here on Sunday, May 6, accompanied by Mr. Aromovici. secretary of the Joint Foundation. Dr. Kahn and Mr. Aronovici visited the various institutions and welfare agencies, as well as the handicraft schools of the Ort and the health agncies of the Oze.
“We, the representatives of the Jewish cooperative societies in Bessarabia, of the welfare organizations and agencies to promote Jewish cultural work, assembled at a banquet in honor or Dr. Bernard Kahn and Mr. Aronovici, express our deepest appreciation and thanks to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for its manifold contributions during the last years toward ameliorating the needs of the Jewish impoverished masses in Bessarabia,” was the resolution adopted and despatched to New York.
The banquet was attended by the mayor of Kishineff, the Chief Rabbi and leading communal workers. A report of the financial operations of the financial operations of the co-operatives was presented.
In replying to the resolution, Dr. Kahn declared that it was a source of joy and gratification to see the unanimity among Bessarabian Jews as to the value of the aid furnished by the Joint Distribution Committee through the generosity of American Jews.
The Jamaica Jewish Centre will begin construction as soon as a bid is sccepted, it was announced.
The cost of the centre is estimated at $300,000. Work on demolishing the present quarters will begin about June 15 and the new structure will be erected on the site. Msristrate Marvia. President of the rentre. says the new building will be completed this fall.