Nathan Straus is honorary chairman of the Greater New York Committee, which will shortly launch a drive for $1,500,000 for reconstruction work in Palestine, according to an announcement made by Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, who is chairman of the Greater New York Committee. The associate chairmen for New York are Judge Max S. Levine and former Health Commissioner Dr. Louis I. Harris. The honorary chairman for Brooklyn is Judge Mitchell May, and the associate chairmen Judge Grover M. Moscovitz and Judge Algernon I. Nova.
Albert Ottinger, recently Republican candidate for Governor of New York, is chairman of the General Campaign Committee. Dr. I M. Rubinow, Executive Director of the United Palestine Appeal, will supervise the various phases of the campaign. According to Judge Rosalsky’s announcement, additional officers will be added after the first of the year.
In a statement made on the occasion of the announcement of the officers of the United Palestine Appeal campaign in New York, Judge Rosalsky said:
“The various elements of New York Jewry from which this year’s campaign leaders have been recruited indicates the new attitude that has been adopted by American Jewry toward the work of rebuilding Palestine, as a result of the Non-Zionist Conference which was held in New York City in October. Differences of opinion with regard to the necessity for reconstructing the land of Jewish origin and the land of the Jewish future, have been forgotten in a common desire to enrich Jewry’s contribution to civilization.
“Orthodox, conservative and reform Jews are now uniting on a program of rebuilding work in Palestine which is destined to do more in Palestine within the next few years than the very great achievements that were recorded there during the last decade.”
A special conference on Palestine to be attended by rabbis and laymen of New York City’s Reform congregations, will be held at the Hotel Ambassador, New York, on Sunday afternoon, January 13, according to an invitation issued by Judge Rosalsky.