The national office of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is making preparations for the tabulation of returns of its national membership campaign, just concluded. Hadassah chapters in forty states have been notified to complete their local tabulations by December 31, from which date the national count will begin.
“Chanukah Gelt” campaign will be conducted during the week of December 18 to 25, specially designated as “School Luncheons” week. In the 300 cities where Hadassah chapters function, rabbis or Hadassah speakers will address children in Sunday, religious schools and Talmud Torahs on the importance of Hadassah’s work in feeding school children in Palestine. Throughout the week contributions will be collected for this special Hadassah activity. At the end of the campaign a banner will be given to the school that contributes the largest sum of money. Mrs. Rebecca Shulman, of Far Rockaway, L. I., is the national chairman of he Palestine School Luncheons Committee, and is directing the December drive.
Hadassah’s school luncheons work in Palestine is one of the important phases of preventive work in the Hadassah health system. At present more than 4,000 school children are given daily hot luncheons. For many children the Hadassah meal is the only nutritious one they receive for the entire day.