Pledge over $100,000 for Jewish Education Work at Dinner of Association
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Pledge over $100,000 for Jewish Education Work at Dinner of Association

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Eight hundred guests were present at the eighth annual dinner of the Jewish Education Association, held Sunday evening at the Biltmore Hotel, where the speakers declared that the most pressing problem facing the Jews of America was the education of Jewish children in the Jewish faith and traditions. James Marshall, son of the late Louis Marshall, was toastmaster. He was introduced by David N. Mosessohn, chairman of the committee of arrangements. Mr. Marshall made a plea for the giving of every Jew an opportunity to partake of Jewish culture.

Felix M. Warburg praised the work of the Association and pledged his continued support. Israel Unterberg, president, told of the work the Association was doing to spread Jewish education. Bernard Semel, honorary secretary, summarized the work of the organization since its inception eight years ago. Others who spoke included Mrs. Gabriel Hamburger, Jonah J. Goldstein and two young students of the Association, Louis Finkelstein and Dora Buchwald, both aged ten.

Over $100,000 was raised at the dinner, among the larger contributions being: $15,000 from the estate of Israel Miller and $10,000 by Felix Warburg. Gifts of $5,000 were made by Mortimer Schiff. Joseph Leblang, Israel Unterberg, and Arthur M. Lamport.

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