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Baltimore Hadassah Provides Luncheons for 6,000 Children

Provision for 6,000 children was made when 600 members of the Hadassah sat down to a simple meal in the Lord Baltimore Hotel paying eleven times the price for the meal so that ten children of Palestine might have a meal for each Baltimore woman served.

The menu, a duplicate of a school lunch in Palestine, was composed of tomato soup, a fruit salad and a ginger cake. Coffee was served the women in place of the third of a glass of milk served in the school lunch.

The luncheon was served at a cost of 9 cents a plate, but each guest, in addition to purchasing her own meal, contributed 90 cents to feed ten Palestine children.

Rabbi Israel Goldstein, of B’nai Jeshurum Temple, New York, delivered the principal address. He described conditions in Palestine as he saw them on a recent visit.

Fifty members of the Hadassah acted as waitresses. The food was obtained as donations from local wholesalers.

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