Dear Mr. Rosenberg:
The Allied Jewish Campaign has my active support for four reasons:
1. Because I am a Jew.
2. Because I have been in Poland, Galicia, Hungary, on the borders of Russia, and in Palestine, and have seen the conditions there.
3. Because the present campaign is the first concerted attempt on the part of Jewry in the United States to aid in the rehabilitation of Jews across the ocean.
4. Because the money to be collected will go far towards making fellow-Jews in Europe and in Palestine self-supporting and independent.
In elaboration of these reasons, I might add under
1. If each of the 1,800,000 Jews in Greater New York would give his share, the New York quota would be much more than over-subscribed.
2. I am confident that under the wise guidance of the Joint Distribution Committee, many Jews in Eastern Europe can be established in trades and small business enterprises and thus enable them to earn a livelihood under the new conditions prevailing there. I am equally confident that if assistance can be given to Palestine for a limited number of years, the Jews now there and those who may migrate within the next few decades will not only become self-sustaining, but will be able to develop successful agricultural and industrial communities.
3. We Jews in the United States desire the respect of our neighbors. We can gain this only by developing our own self-respect. The Allied Jewish Campaign is the first attempt of all elements of American Jewry to join in an undertaking which will do both.
4. If one remembers that the Jews of the United States have within the last few years spent nearly $50,000,000 for new synagogues, there should be no difficulty in raising $2,500,000 in New York City and $6,000,000 through-out the United States.
Lee K. Frankel.