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Jewish unity on Palestine upbuilding as a result of the Non-Zionist Conference, continues to find support in the replies to the Jewish Daily Bulletin inquiry.

ABRAM I. ELKUS, former United States Ambassador to Turkey–“Discussion paves the way to a better understanding of the question. That has been accomplished by the meeting in question. I believe and hope that this will make for united action among all Jews.”

RABBI ADOLPH COBLENZ, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore, Md.–“The Jewish world looks with confidence and high hopes upon this new acquisition of moral and material strength, on behalf of our sacred cause. The spirit in which this conference was held is a further guarantee, if such were needed, of the inevitable, ultimate success of our cause, and is moreover a symbol of the unity of Kelal Yisroel consummated at last in the light of an irresistible Jewish Ideal.”

RABBI ABRAHAM HOLTZBERG, Trenton, N. J.–“The reports of the Non-Zionist Conference as they came to me through the ‘Jewish Daily Bulletin’ signified the birth of a new era of cooperative endeavor in the ranks of Israel. Through the extended Jewish Agency, I look for many far-reaching projects, which will better the condition and lot of the Jew, not only in Palestine but in many other countries. For the first time in many a decade the Jew can speak to the world with one voice.”

BARNETT E. MARKS, Phoenix, Arizona–“I have received the splendid report contained in your ‘Bulletin’ of the Non-Zionist Conference recently held in New York, to which I was invited but was unable to attend.

“It is an inspiration to know the type of men who are taking the lead in unifying the Jews of the world, to the end that they may intelligently and speedily rehabilitate the alnd of Palestine, their Biblical heritage.

“The ideal of the rehabilitation of Palestine so that it may in truth and in fact be a Homeland for the Jews who may want to live there, grips the heart of every Jew, once he sees it as an altruistic endeavor, an opportunity to do something big and worthwhile for his own people who may be less happily situated than himself. He is carried back immediately to the days of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and his mind and heart and soul find no difficulty in spanning the intervening centuries.

“It does seem to me that World Jewry can safely follow the plans laid down by the Joint Palestine Survey Commission, and those who will make up the Council and Executive Committee of the Jewish Agency.”

D. M. NAFTALIN, State Chairman, United Jewish Campaign, Fargo, N. D.–“I can visualize that through this Agency the hope will be realized of a United Israel throughout the world. I sincerely believe that it is not only going to help the cause of upbuilding Palestine but it will unite us in all our endeavors that confront us in Jewish life.

“I, for one, will surely use my humble influence where possible to further the cause of the Agency to help unite the few Jews that are in North Dakota.”

EMANUEL SELLER, Seattle, Wash–“I feel that the formation of the Jewish Agency is one of the greatest achievements that has ever happened in the history of the Jews. I am particularly delighted as I feel as one that has visited Palestine, that the future of that country and the solution of the Jewish question is now solved to a very great extent. However, there still remains a tremendous amount of work yet to be accomplished.”

This Sunday evening, November 18, at 8:15, Professor Mordecal M. Kaplan, leader of the Society, will officially inaugurate the Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, at the S. A. J. House, 15 West 86th Street, New York.

The Jewish Community Center of Gloversville, N. Y., has purchased a site where the new Center will be located. A new building will be erected at a cost of $180,000 to carry on the Center’s work.

Morris P. Schaffer, founder and director of the Hebrew Institute of New Rochelle died on Monday.

Mr. Schaffer received a commission as lieutenant during the World War and served in the War Risk Insurance Bureau in Washington and later as commanding officer of a detachment of patients at the General Hospital in New York. He was one of the organizers of the Bonime Memorial Hospital and Health Service of New York City.

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