Marking the opening of the final month of the Jewish charity Federation’s campaign, Dudley D. Sicher, president, appealed yesterday to the Jewish community of New York to come to the support of the effort now in progress to raise $2,221,000. This sum is required before January 1st to pay off the bank indebtedness incurred by the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies in providing funds for the ninety-one charitable institutions which it represents.
With communities all over the country responding more generously than ever before to community chest appeals, it is inconceivable that New York will lag behind, Mr. Sicher said. This year when the need is greater than ever before, he pointed out, community chest campaigns for funds have been uniformly successful in many cities of the country. Most people have realized that hospitals, child welfare institutions, homes for the aged and relief agencies generally would have to provide for many more than in normal times and have given generously, in some cases substantially increasing the totals over previous years. Federation’s campaign, with but four weeks remaining, is still short more than $1,000,000 of the sum required.