Philadelphia (Dec. 27)
Ten thousand dollars was raised Wednesday evening at a banquet tendered to the Lubawitscher Rabbi (Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneurson) to help him carry on the religious and cultural work in which he is engaged in Soviet Russia. About 500 attended the banquet and pledged cooperation to raise more funds for this purpose. The largest donation came from Mrs. Jennie Miller Faggen, who gave $5,000.
The dinner was presided over by Nathan Faggen who spoke of the work being done by Rabbi Schneurson. Louis E. Levinthal, Jacob Ginsberg, Rabbi B. L. Levinthal, Judge William M. Lewis, Peter Wernick of the “Jewish Morning Journal of New York, Rabbi Teitelbaum, and Rabbi Nacham Ebin of New York, Rabbi Gouray, son-in-law of Rabbi Schneurson, and Abraham Wernick were among those who spoke of the work of Rabbi Schneurson.
In thanking the guests for their appreciation of his work the Lubawitscher Rabbi told of the sufferings of Jews in Russia and said the Jewish youth there is risking its life for Judaism, “in the same manner and in the same measure as is the older generation.”
SEEK FUNDS FOR BLIND CHILDREN OF JERUSALEM
The Palestine Lighthouse, an organization formed four years ago to relieve the condition of the blind children of Jerusalem, is conducting a campaign to raise $75,000 to carry on its work. It has been found that these children are housed in the most dilapidated quarters, where they lack fresh air and sunshine. The Palestine Light-house is endeavoring to feed and clothe these children and to create a building fund in order to erect a modern permanent home for their requirements. By means of luncheons, donations and theatre parties, $6,000 has been sent annually to Jerusalem for these children, since 1925. Land has been bought for a home and $20,000 is available for the building. The balance it is hoped to raise by public subscription.