Reuben Brainin sailed Friday night on the steamer “Berengaria” for a visit to South Africa.
To a representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Mr. Brainin stated that he had been invited by the South African Association for Jewish Colonization in Russia to address the Association’s conference in Johannesburg on April 12th. A non-partisan committee, of which Bernard Alexander, former minister in the Herzog Cabinet, is chairman, has extended the invitation to Mr. Brainin to visit South Africa in order, Mr. Brainin stated, “to lay the basis for a United Jewish effort for an extensive Russian Jewish relief action.”
In South Africa, Mr. Brainin stated, he will present messages from American Jewish leaders, including Julius Rosenwald, Louis Marshall, Felix M. Warburg, David A. Brown and Colonel Herbert H. Lehman, in connection with new plans for relief work in Russia.
Mr. Brainin will be accompanied by his son, Joseph Brainin, on his visit to Africa. Mr. Joseph Brainin plans to proceed to the Near East and later to Europe.