Close to 1,500 persons, including leaders in philanthropic and communal affairs of Brooklyn and Manhattan Jewry, paid $50 each to attend the Sixth Annual Dinner and Ball of the Brooklnn Federation of Jewish Charities Sunday night, in the grand ballroom of the Hotel St. George. The affair netted the Federation approximately $75,000, which will be applied toward rounding out the budgetary allotments of $850,000 voted to its twenty-five affiliated societies at the beginning of the year.
Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, chairman of the Dinner and Ball Committee, in his opening address of welcome, expressed the thanks of the Committee and of the Federation to all those present for their cooperation in helping to make the affair a success and urged all present to continue their support of the Federation, which is the Jewish Community Chest of Brooklyn.
Nathan D. Shapiro, president of Federation, in the principal address of the evening, pointed to the increased demands for free service which are being made upon Federation institutions and urged a greater measure of support for Federation on the part of the Jewish community of Brooklyn.
Mr. Shapiro expressed regret that the proposed merger between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Federation did not materialize and expressed the hope that the amalgamation, which has been recommended by a committee of communal leaders in both boroughs, will become a reality in the not too distant future. He also announced that the million dollar offer made by Ralph Jonas to help bring about the merger had been extended until January 1st, 1931.