Three hundred and fifty Brooklyn Jewish leaders were mobilized in the campaign for the tenth annual $100 dinner and ball to be held by the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities at the Hotel St. George, Sunday evening, November 18.
Announcement of the full list of committee members, vice-chairmen, and division chairmen for the dinner and ball was made last night at a dinner at the Unity Club by Harry Zeitz, president of that club and chairman of the Federation affair. The dinner and ball, outstanding Brooklyn Jewish social event of the year, is to furnish the major share of funds for the support of the Federation’s twenty-five constituent agencies during the late Fall and early Winter months.
The meeting last night was the first at which the full membership of the dinner and ball “army” was gathered. Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, president of the Federation, introduced Zeitz, who heads the dinner and ball committee for the second successive year.
Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, executive director of the Federation, warned the large committee that allotments from the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities to its twenty-five constituent agencies may have to be reduced, or in some instances totally curtailed for the remainder of this year, if the dinner and ball proceeds do not reach at least the figure attained at last year’s affair. The dinner and ball of the Federation a year ago resulted in proceeds of $64,426, and it is hoped to bring that figure up to $75,000 this year, he declared.
Municipal Court Justice Murray Hoarn, a vice-president of the Federation, and Edward J. Sovatkin, a director of the Federation, were selected by Mr. Zeitz as associate chairmen for the dinner and ball; Morris W. Haft heads the special Manhattan division; Alderman Walter R. Hart is chairman of the commerce and industry division, and Mrs. William Linder is chairman of the women’s divdision.
The vice-chairmen are: Emil N. Baar, Mrs. Clarence G. Bachrach, Murry C. Becker, Bernard Cohn, Harry Eckstein, Allan D. Emil, Louis Gildstein, Mrs. Nathan L. Goldstein, Milton Hertz, Samuel Kappel, Samuel Kassover, Max Kiss, Oscar A. Lewis, Mrs. William Linder, Nathaniel H. Lyons, David L. Malbin, Benjamin C. Ribman, Albert D. Schanzer, Arnold M. Schmidt, Abner J. Siris, Sol Sussman and Max Wilhelm.