Three functions, including a a tea at the home of Mrs. Abram I. Elkus, and two luncheons by Hadassah chapters, and a gift of $10,000 by Mrs. Paul Warburg, added over $33,500 yesterday to the contributions of the Women’s Division of the New York Allied Jewish Campaign of which Mrs. Felix M. Warburg is chairman. The goal of the Women’s Division is $250,000, toward which Mrs. Warburg has given $50,000. In addition she is giving $100 for every $1,000 that will be raised by the Women’s Division beside her individual contribution.
Dr. Henry Moskowitz was the speaker at Mrs. Elkus’ home, at the Hotel Ambassador. Mrs. Elkus made a personal contribution of $1,000 and announced contributions of the same amount from Mrs. James N. Rosenberg, Mrs. Rose Abraham and the American Radiator Co.
The Brooklyn Chapter of Hadassah contributed $14,000 at a “$25 Give or Get” luncheon at the Hotel Astor yesterday afternoon. Over 500 women were present. The announcement of the gift was made by Mrs. Adolph Slomka, who yesterday marked her tenth anniversary as president of the organization. Mrs. Warburg, who was the guest of honor, urged the women not to be provincial in their charity. Mrs. Robert Szold, national president of the Hadassah, delivered a message. James Waterman Wise was the principal speaker.
Westchester Jewish women, many of whom have for the past few weeks been acting as chauffeurs and taxicab drivers, yesterday presented to Mrs. Warburg a check for $5,000 for the Women’s Division. The check was presented at a “$25 Give or Get Luncheon” held at Delmonico’s, attended by 200 Jewish women, from Yonkers, White Plains, Mt. Vernon, Portchester, and other Westchester communities. It included “earnings” of these women in various tasks undertaken for the benefit of the cause.