New York (Dec. 17)
A sum of 13,000 dollars has been raised here for the Jewish health work in Palestine at a 20 dollar a plate luncheon arranged to-day by the Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organisation of America.
A budget of 350,000 dollars to carry out its programme of health work in Palestine was adopted by the Hadassah at its last Conference held in New York a month ago, with 300 delegates present. The 350,000 dollar budget, it was stated, represents a reduction of almost 100,000 dollars in the annual budget of the Hadassah, but the cut which is made necessary by the general depression, will not, however, it was added, affect the high medical standard maintained by the Hadassah.
A plan was presented to the Conference to authorise the transfer of the health work of the Hadassah to the organised Jewish Community in Palestine. The consummation of this plan, however, is to be delayed until the Jewish Community is able to assume a definite financial responsibility for budgeting this health work. The gradual release from the curative activities will enable the Hadassah to extend its work in preventive medicine, it was stated.