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$50,000 a Day Will Be Sent for Relief of Palestine Jews by Emergency Fund

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David A. Brown announces that gifts of $100 and over to the fund total $226,000. This total does not include contributions of less than $100.

Fifty thousand dollars daily will be sent for the relief of the Jews in Palestine so long as the need for immediate relief in that country exists according to a decision by the Executive Committee of the Palestine Emergency Fund, of which David A. Brown is chairman, and which held its first meeting at the Hotel Belmont.

This sum will be sent five days each week, and the remittances will continue so long funds are contributed for that purpose. The first $50,000 remittance was made on Saturday by Mr. Brown, in conjunction with Dr. David Kaliski, Acting President of the Zionist Organization of America, action which was approved at yesterday’s meeting.

Mr. Brown pointed out that the contributions of $50,000 by Mr. Nathan Straus, he having doubled his subscription of $25,000, and $25,000 each by Felix M. Warburg, of New York and Julius Rosenwald of Chicago had gone directly to Palestine, where the relief funds are being administered by Col Frederick Kisch, acting on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, recently organized at Zurich. Switzerland. Col. Kisch will shortly be joined in Jerusalem by several members of the Palestine Zionist Executive and by Dr. Maurice Hexter, executive director of the Boston Federation of Jewish Charities, who is one of the secretaries of the Agency.

Mrs. Zip Szold, president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist organization of America, who is a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Emergency Fund announced at yesterday’s meeting had remitted to Palestine $31,000 to meet the budgetary requirements of that organization’s work there.

Reports presented at yesterday’s meeting indicated that 350 Jewish communities throughout the United States and as far away as Aalska are organizing committees and preparing to hold public meetings to raise funds for Palestine relief. L. L. Lasker, of Fairbanks, Alaska, telegraphed to Mr. Brown that a meeting had already been held there and funds collected. He did not state the amount.

Mr. Brown announced that two additional members had been added to the executive committee of the Palestine Emergency Fund. They are Joseph Baskin, secretary of the Workmens’ Circle and David Dubinsky, Acting President of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union. Dr. Cyrus Adler. Mr. Brown announced, had accepted the chairmanship for Philadelphia.

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