U.S. Jews Can Send Kosher Food to Kin in Russia Through Hias
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U.S. Jews Can Send Kosher Food to Kin in Russia Through Hias

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Jews in this country will be able to transmit kosher food packages to their relatives and friends in Russia through Hias, according to an announcement by Abraham Herman, the president of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America. The arrangements for this service were completed by Aaron Benjamin, vice-president and European commissioner of Hias with headquarters at Paris, who stated that this service would prove a tremendous boon to Russian Jewry.

In his statement Mr. Herman says that the food commodities wil be strictly kosher and of the finest quality, and that care has been taken to have them reach the addresses quickly and safely. The prices of the kosher food packages will very according to the countries, from $2.00 up, excluding the customs duty and inspection fee imposed by the Soviet government. Those sending these food packages can at the same time through the Hias send the money covering the customs duty and inspection fee, so that the relative or friend will have the necessary means to receive the package. It is important that the addresses of those to whom the packages are consigned should be correctly and legibly written.

All information regarding these kosher food packages can be obtained at the office of Hias, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, and at its branch offices in Boston at 43 Tremont Street, in Philadelphia at 334 South 5th Street, in Baltimore at 1216 East Baltimore Street, in chicago at 1214 South Clinton Street, in San Francisco at 149 Eddy Street and in Seattle at 705 First Avenue.

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