London (Sep. 7)
The Rev. Michael Adler, former Chief Jewish Chaplain to the Forces and a Vice-President of the Jewish National Fund, speaking yesterday at a Jewish National Fund Conference attended by over 700 delegates held at Camperdown House, in Whitechapel, over which the Mayor of Stepney, Councillor M. H. Davis, presided, said that the work of establishing the Jewish National Home is for us and not for future generations; yet in spite of all warnings, we were still neglecting opportunities of land purchase. He paid tribute to the old East London Commission, which had placed some 6,000 blue boxes and whose twelve annual bazaars had raised an average of Â£1,000. The scope of work in East London would have to be widened, he said, hence this Conference, and the Council it would form to do the work. He drew attention to the coming 30th. anniversary of the Jewish National Fund, and said that he hoped this fact would be marked by special contributions.
Mr. A. Harzfeld, member of the Actions Committee and the Administrative Council of the Jewish Agency, said that the Jewish National Fund had incurred a big deficit in regard to land, fortunately already in its possession, and important land purchases to link up the colonies, were delayed on account of shortage of funds. The Fund was the only guarantee, he said, of a safe and secure farming class in Eretz Israel.
Other speakers were Rabbi Singer, Mr. Cyril Q. Henriques, Vice-President of the Jewish National Fund, Mr. B. Janner, and Mr. S. S. Levin. Messages were received from the Jewish National Fund head office in Jerusalem, from Professor Selig Brodetsky, member of the Zionist Executive, and from Captain R. B. Solomon, the President of the Jewish National Fund in Great Britain.