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Women Organize in Washington Heights

Joining in the city-wide effort of the women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal to raise $200,000 towards the $1,200,000 quota of the Greater New York campaign for German Jewish relief, leaders of Jewish women’s communal, religious and social organizations in Washington Heights have organized an intensive community drive for the campaign. Scores of representatives of these organizations will meet this afternoon in the grand ballroom of the Paramount Mansion, 601 West 183rd street, to confer on definite plans for participation in the campaign for the relief and rehabilitation of German Jews and the settlement of refugees in Palestine.

Mrs. Rebekah Kehut, widely known communal and social welfare leaders, and honorary chairman of the women’s division of the United Jewish Appeal, will present to the conference a detailed account of the needs of the refugees and the steps that are now being taken with the aid of United Jewish Appeal funds for their relief. Another principal speaker on this occasion will be Judge Benjamin B. Greenspan, president of the Council of Jewish Organizations of New York which is actively cooperating in the German relief drive.

The Washington Heights group is headed by Mrs. Isidore Faitt and among the other organization leaders who are active in the preparations for the local campaign are Mmes. Mary Abramowitz, Gizelle Ackerman, Frieda Curiel, Frances A. Fisher, Dorothy Greiner, Celia Gross, Cecile Goodstein, Byrdie Gotthelf, Annie Harris, Sadie Hertz, Bertha Kessler, Ann Levy, Belle Lachman, Francis Lebiz, Carrie Lillie, Bertha Manheimer, Lena Mayer, Harriet E. Mayers, Anna R. Rosenberg, Lillian Sollisch, Florence Saltman, Frances Segal, Bessie Van Veen and Grace Weinberg.

An important function of the Washington Heights Division will be a bridge on June 28 in the grand ballroom of the Paramount Mansion. All local women’s societies and organizations will participate in this event, the proceeds of which will go to the United Jewish Appeal.

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