Between 400 and 500 delegates, representing state and local committees of the United Jewish Campaign, will attend the conference, which is the third that has been held since the initial conference in Philadelphia in September, 1925, at which the United Jewish Campaign was organized. The call for the present conference was issued by Mr. Brown and by Acting-Governor Herbert H. Lehman and James N. Rosenberg, vice-chairmen, Paul Baerwald, treasurer of the Joint Distribution Committee, Louis Marshall and David M. Bressler.
The delegates were welcomed by Acting Governor Lehman when the conference began its sessions at eight o’clock Saturday night. He was followed by James N. Rosenberg, Joseph C. Hyman, secretary of the Joint Distribution Committee and executive secretary of the United Jewish Campaign, and Paul Baerwald, the treasurer of the Joint Distribution Committee.
Sunday morning’s session will be opened by Albert H. Lieberman of Philadelphia, chairman of the Eastern Pennsylvania Zone of the United Jewish Campaign. A report will be rendered at that time by Marcy I. Berger, national secretary of the United Jewish Campaign, on the status of the collection of pledged contributions. More details of the collection efforts will be given by state and city chairmen, treasurers and secretaries, following Mr. Berger’s general statement.
Winners of “Distinguished Service Testimonials” awarded to members of the United Jewish Campaign committees in various parts of the United States and Canada who have made exceptional records in the collection of pledged subscriptions will be guests of honor at a luncheon at the Biltmore on Sunday in connection with the conference.
In a statement to Mr. Brown yesterday he said that the conference had been called in response to the overwhelming demand of the rank and file of the United Jewish Campaign for a continuance of the effort to ameliorate the situation of overseas Jewry, “so long as the need exists.” He said that this was the purport of 98Â½% of the replies received at the national headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign in the recent referendum in which the question of continuing or discontinuing this work was presented to 100,000 contributors throughout the United States.