An appeal for immediate assistance to prevent the closing of Jewish orphanages, and other philanthropic organizations of the city of Lodz, Poland, was received yesterday by James N. Rosenberg, chairman of the New York Allied Jewish Campaign.
The appeal, which was cabled by Dr. Wachs, head of the Jewish community of Lodz, reads as follows:
“It is my duty to inform you that at a general meeting of the community and of officers of the orphan houses, sanatoria for tubercular children and all other philanthropic institutions, it was stated that the situation here is hopeless without your help. The children under our care are actually going hungry.”
“Give or Get” luncheons, at which each woman present will represent a contribution of $25 to the New York Alleid Jewish Campaign, will be held by two chapters of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, on Wednesday, May 14, it was announced yesterday by the Women’s Division of the Campaign, of which Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, is chairman.
At the Westchester Hadassah luncheon, in the Hotel Delmonico, many of the guests will be young Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and New Rochelle matrons who earned their contributions by using their private automobiles to taxi persons to and from New York for the price of a railroad ticket, and within the country at the regular taxi rates. Under the leadership of the co-chairmen of the luncheon, Mrs. Alexander Lamport and Mrs. Jacob Sincoff, the Mount Vernon women formulated the plan of working for their contributions rather than drawing them from the family bank account.
Rev. Dr. John Haynes Holmes, Mrs. Robert Szold, national president of Hadassah, and Mrs. Frieda Silbert Ullian, national vice-president, will be the speakers.
The second luncheon Wednesday will be that of the Brooklyn chapter of which Mrs. Adolph Slomka is the president. It will be held at the Hotel Astor, with Mrs. Warburg as the guest of honor and principal speaker.
Leading Jewish congregations of this city pledged their cooperation at a luncheon-meeting at the Hotel Biltmore Friday, to the New York Allied Jewish Campaign, in the effort to raise $2,500,000, this city’s quota of the $6,000,000.
Among them are the Free Synagogue, Temple Israel, the West End Synagogue, Shearith Israel Synagogue, Temple B’nai Jeshurun and congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.