The first of a large number of fall campaigns that will be conducted throughout the country to help raise the $3,000,000 which is being sought by the United Jewish Appeal for aid of Jews of Germany, will be launched the first week in September in Milwaukee, according to an announcement made by Felix M. Warburg, national chairman of the drive. Forty other efforts will be made in as many cities during the month of September and October, he added.
Mr. Warburg also announced that over $1,600,000 had already been raised in 341 cities. New York leads, he pointed out, with almost three-quarters of a million dollars, Philadelphia follows with $150,000, Pittsburgh is third with $100,000 and Los Angeles fourth with $65,000.
FUND COMMITTEE NAMED
A. J. Saltzstein will be general chairman of the Milwaukee drive and assisting him are Edwin S. Ostermann, Benjamin Poss and H. D. Schwartz, cochairmen; Louis Heilbronner, treasurer; Aaron Scheinfeld, secretary; Ida L. Margoles, executive secretary; Rabbi Samuel Hirshberg, chairman of the initial gifts committee; Oscar Brachman and A. J. Friedlander; B. F. Saltzstein, chairman of the speakers committee; N. J. Gould, chairman of the publicity committee. The executive committee consists of Bert C. Breude, Joseph G. Daneman, Max A. Freschl, N. B. Goldstein, Herman Reel, Mrs. Sigmund Ruscha and David Eshner, and the officers of the campaign.
In a message to Mr. Warburg, Mr. Saltzstein stated that “The Jews of Milwaukee stand ready to volunteer in the forthcoming local campaign in any capacity they are called on to serve. The response from those already asked has been 100 per cent favorable. In this campaign, all groups, factors, classes and divisions of Jews are united and I anticipate one of the best organized and successful campaigns of this sort we have ever undertaken in this city.”