Paris (Dec. 20)
The Central Committee of the Federation for Assisting the Jewish Victims of the Crisis and Unemployment in France, has decided unanimously that its aim will not be only to assist wage workers who have lost their employment, but to help all Jews who are in want because of the present crisis, including those who used to work in their own homes.
It has been decided to subsidise the existing Jewish workers’ kitchens in Paris, which undertake to issue food up to a certain amount per person each day to the proteges of the Federation. Others will be given food tickets enabling them to obtain mid-day meals in other kitchens. A sum of 3,000 francs has been assigned for the unemployed of the Jewish district of Belleville and 3,000 francs for the Jewish unemployed of the Fourth District of Paris.
The Central Committee has also decided that the relief is not to be restricted to the provision of food, but that the victims are also to be helped to return to their home countries where there is no prospect for them of obtaining work in France, and in the case of those who have openings in the French provinces it will assist them to go there to obtain work.
Collections are being taken at all Jewish functions in Paris on behalf of the fund for the Jewish victims of the crisis. The first list published in the “Pariser Hajnt” is headed by Rabbi Dr. Eisenstadt, the Chief Rabbi of the Russo-Jewish Community in Paris, Baron de Guinsburg, and Mr. H. Dobry.