The leadership of American Jewry will be present at the national Non-Zionist Conference to be held, under the chairmanship of Louis Marshall, at the Hotel Biltmore, New York, on October 20-21.
The Conference, according to Mr. Marshall, has been called for the purpose of acting on the report of the Palestine Joint Survey Commission and to take measures for the organization of the proposed enlarged Jewish Agency pursuant to the provisions of the British Mandate for Palestine.
According to present indications, seyeral hundred representative Jews from all over the country will attend the Non-Zionist gathering. Among those who have already accepted Mr. Marshall’s invitation to the Conference are the following:
Felix M. Warburg, Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Samuel Untermyer, Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Rabbi Joseph Silverman, Aaron Sapiro, Henry M. Goldfogle, Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, Hugh Grant Straus, Paul M. Warburg, Rabbi S. Schulman, Lewis L. Strauss, Judge Leon Sanders, Clarice M. Baright, James Marshall, Rabbi Isaac Landman, Elisha M. Friedman, I. Montefiore Levy, George Washington Ochs-Oakes, Herman Bernstein, Israel Unterberg, Morris D. Waldman, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, David M. Bressler, Bernard Edelhertz, Emil N. Zolla, Peter Wiernik, Leon Lauterstein, Howard S. Gans, all of New York City.
David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, and Rabbi Leo M. Franklin, of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stern, Dr. Cyrus Adler, Albert H. Lieberman, Jacob Billikopf, Harry G. Sundheim, Rabbi Louis Wolsey, Justin P. Allman, Joseph H. Hagedorn, Rabbi W. H. Fineshriber, Martin O. Levy, Felix N. Gerson, Philip Klein, Nathan Perlstein, all of Phildelphia.
Louis Bamberger and Felix Fuld of Newark, N. J.; Dr. Herbert Friedenwald and Captain Julius I. Pey## of Washington; Col. Isaac M. Ullman and Samuel J. Weil of New Haven; Eugene H. Lehman of Tarrytown, N. Y.; Isidor Goldstrom of Baltimore; Dr. Maurice B. Hexter of Boston; Rabbi W. Wittenstein of Paterson, N. J.; William Barnet and Samuel Hessberg of Albany, N. Y.; Willard W. Saperston of Buffalo; M. F. Aufsesser of Cohoes, N. Y.; Rabbi Benjamin Friedman of Syracuse, N. Y.; Julius Tuteur of Cleveland; Gustave Kahn of Youngstown, Ohio; Rabbi Edward N. Calish of Richmond, Va.; A. L. Saltzstein of Milwaukee; Edward Katzinger of Chicago.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of The Jewish Charities of Chicago, held on September 28, the receipt of the following bequests was announced; $5,000 from the estate of Moses Eisenstaodt, $6,000 from the estate of Jacob Hirtenstein, $1,000 from the estate of Abe Cohn and $225,57 from the estate of Haiman Lowy.
The following legacies which are to be paid later were also announced: One-sixteenth of the residue of the estate of Adolph J. Lichstern, which will amount to approximately $250,000. This is the largest single legacy ever received by the Jewish Charlties of Chicago. Five thousand dollars under the will of Ferdinand Siegel, deceased, $5,000 under the will of Jacob Lindheimer deceased, $1,000 under the will of Henrietta Kohn. deceased.
A quota of $590,000 has been set by the campaign executive committee of the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore, Md., for the drive to be conducted during the week of November 11.
This amount was decided upon at a meeting of the committee held in the Southern Hotel which was presided over by Sidney Lansburgh, president of the Associated Jewish Charities.
In the discussion at the meeting, led by Rabbi William Rosenau and Albert D. Hutzler, the necessity for reaching this quota was pointed out. In the four and one-half years since the last campaign, it was said, the sphere of activity of the nineteen constituent organizations has so widened and the obligations have so increased that it is beyond the present power of the Associated Jewish Charities to handle the situation.
A. Ray Katz, chairman of the committee for studying the needs of the constituent organizations, also declared that $590,000 is the irreducible minimum which must be raised.