New York (Aug. 24)
Money must be forthcoming with which to carry on the work. Thousands of our people are migrating and they look to Hias to give them that aid which will enable them to settle in new countries where they can establish themselves on a permanent basis and live as self-supporting and independent citizens, says an appeal issued here by Mr. Abraham Herman, the President of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Hias), to Jewish congregations throughout the United States, calling on their Rabbis and authorities to permit an appeal to be made in their synagogues during the coming High Holy Days.
The Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America is dependent for the funds with which to carry on its work solely upon the voluntary contributions of the Jews of America, the appeal points out. Part of these contributions come from appeals that are made during the High Holy Days in the various synagogues and Temples in the Jewish communities in the United States. In past years the officials of these congregations have kindly set aside one of the days of the High Holy Days during which the worshippers were appealed to for contributions. Hias is very grateful for this manifestation of co-operation and support.
In the name of the great cause Hias is serving and because of the urgent demands that are made upon the Society by Jewish wanderers the world over, I want to appeal most strongly to the Rabbis, presidents and trustees of every congregation of whatever shade of religious view to permit an appeal to be made to their congregants for the coming High Holy Days. I make this plea all the stronger this year because of the very serious financial condition of Hias and of the danger that confronts it.
In the name of the Jewish wanderers who are flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone, the appeal concludes, I call upon the Jews of America not to fail Hias at this critical moment. May the New Year bring to the Jews of America and to the whole House of Israel the fullest measure of prosperity and every blessing.