That President Hoover endorses the Allied Jewish Campaign was a statement made by James N. Rosenberg, chairman of the New York City “drive” for $2,500,000 during the course of a luncheon given in his honor Thursday at the Hotel Biltmore by nearly one hundred leaders of the city’s commercial and industrial life, who have volunteered their services to the campaign. Mr. Rosenberg read an extract from a letter written to him by President Hoover subsequent to his visit to the White House, accompanied by Harry L. Glucksman, director of the New York Allied Jewish Campaign.
Speaking of the work of the Joint Distribution Committee, of which Mr. Rosenberg is a vice-chairman, President Hoover wrote:
“It is inconceivable that such work should be left unfinished. What has been accomplished in rescuing lives is a historic achievement in human engineering.”
Mr. Rosenberg pointed out that President Hoover had become familiar with the work of the Joint Distribution Committee while he was the head of the American Relief Administration.
Felix M. Warburg was the host at yesterday’s luncheon to Mr. Rosenberg, who, he said, during the course of his opening remarks, had, in 1921 and 1922, given a whole year of service, voluntarily, and was one of the most active factors in the consummation of the Jewish Agency for Palestine.
Speaking of the purposes of the campaign, Mr. Warburg told the gathering, that the Jews of America, by their generosity during the past fifteen years, had raised the Jews overseas, out of the abyss of despair into which they had been hurled by the world-war. “Now we must help them to their feet and make it possible for them to walk on their own feet,” he said.
Jonah J. Goldstein, who was called upon to speak, pointed out that the present campaign is the first unified effort on the part of American Jewry to help solve the problems of the Jews