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Jewish Leaders Join Growing Drive to Fight Unemployment

While Jewish leaders were joining with Protestant and Catholic spokesmen in planning a meeting in Washington for January 26th and 27th to organize a common drive to assist in the campaign against unemployment, 20 prominent New York Jews were named to a committee of 100, headed by former Governor Smith, to coordinate and aid the work of all unemployment relief activities in the city.

The committee, known as the Welfare Council Coordinating Committee, and sponsored by the Welfare Council, includes the following Jews:

Ralph Jonas, of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, Philip Klein, of the Training School for Jewish Social Work, Dr. Samuel Kohs, executive director of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, Edgar Levy a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Social Service Association, Sam A. Lewisohn, president of the American Association for Labor Legislation, Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, executive director of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, Mrs. Henry Moskowitz, Ida L. Oppenheimer, secretary of the Lower East Side Community Council, Mrs. Joseph H. Proskauer, chairman of the Housing section of the Welfare Council, Samuel Rabinovitch, executive director of the United Jewish Aid Societies of Brooklyn, Rose Schneiderman, president of the Women’s Trade Union League, Dudley Sicher, president of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, Jesse Straus, president of R. H. Macy & Co., Arthur Hays Sulzberger, vice-president of the New York Times, Gerard Swope, president of the General Electric Co., Frances Taussig, executive director of the Jewish Social Service Association, Lillian D. Wald, chairman of the executive committee of the Henry Street Settlement and Felix M. War burg, chairman of the board of directors of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies.

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