Felix M. Warburg, acting president of the Jewish Welfare Board, issued a New Year’s message to the 200,000 members of Y. M. H. A.’s, Y. W. H. A.’s and Jewish community centers affiliated with the Board. The message read:
“I am glad of this opportunity to send New Year’s greetings again to my young friends in the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations affiliated with the Jewish Welfare Board.
“The New Year suggests youth to me, with its face turned hopefully toward the future, full of promise, eager for progress. In the hands of our American Jewish youth lies the future of American Jewry. Their responsibility is therefore a great one. May the Jewish Welfare Board continue to unite the individual associations for concentrated and cooperative efforts, to the end that our youth may achieve the highest development civicly, mentally and spiritually, keenly alert to their duties as Jews and Americans.”