A sum approximating $110,000 was subscribed in donations and annual scholarship contributions, at the ninth annual dinner of the Jewish Education Association held Sunday night, at the Commodore Hotel. The affair was attended by nearly 650 persons.
Among the larger contributions reported were $10,000 from Felix M. Warburg, a similar sum from Ivriah; $5,000 each from Joseph Leblang, Mortimer L. Schiff, Israel Unterberg, Estate of Israel Miller, Estate of Daniel Richter; $2,000, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Golding, Lieut.-Gov. Lehman, Harry H. Liebovitz and Family; $1,250, Joseph Durst, Arthur Lamport; $1,000, Charity Chest of the Fur Industry, Samuel C. Lamport, Bernard Semel, Abraham Siegel and Mrs. Samuel Levy.
The necessity of continuing an awakening public consciousness toward Jewish education was stressed by the various speakers who included Israel Unterberg, president of the Association; Dr. Lee K. Frankel, Bernard Semel, Joseph Leblang, vice-president of the Association, Mrs. Leblang, who is honorary chairman of Ivriah, the Women’s Division; and Mrs. Gabriel Hamburger, chairman of the division; and Jonah J. Goldstein, who acted as toastmaster. A message was read from Lieut.-Gov. Lehman praising the Association and re-affirming his interest in its work.
Reporting on the work of the Association for the past year, which he described as a year of “exceptional difficulties,” Mr. Unterberg stated that the number of pupils in the Jewish religious schools requiring free scholarships had increased by 2,500 as a result of current economic depression. The total number of Jewish children in Greater New York receiving Jewish education, however, Mr. Unterberg reported, has not decreased, the number being approximately 101,000 children.