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Goldstein Talks at Federation ‘war Council’

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Members of the linen supply industry of Greater New York have mobilized to canvass their own and related lines of business for the benefit of Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York, the community chest for ninety-one social welfare agencies. Leopold Tropp is chairman of the group which is part of the Business Men’s Council, Federation’s fund-raising unit.

Mr. Tropp presided over a luncheon conference in Hotel New Yorker at which concrete plans for the coming campaign were worked out. Magistrate Jonah B. function, told of the necessity to funcition, told of the necessity to eliminate the $2,071,000 deficit piled upon Federation by the demands of the current year.


“Not only must relief go on if we wish to avoid violent disorders, but we must maintain our reputation as a people who always took and always will take care of their own,” he warned.

He reminded that the aid given by some of the biggest Federation institutions, such as the clinics of Mount Sina and Beth Israel Hospital, was administered on a strictly non-sectarian basis.

In evaluating the role of Federation, whose affiliated institutions carry on about sixty per cent of all organized Jewish charity work in Manhattan and the Bronx, Magistrate Goldstein asked: What would happen if Federation is forced by the failure of support to close down? The answer, he assured, would be a veritable flood of appeals, campaigns, drives and benefits.


“Each one of the ninety-one necessary social welfare and charitable institutions which are now budgeted by Federation on condition that they hold no independent money-raising drives, would be compelled to go for itself. There wouldn’t be weeks enough in a year to take care of all their appeals.

“And,” he reminded, “the larger amount of money which you would be compelled to donate, if only for the sake of your own business and peace of mind, would do less actual good to the needy, since such a large percentage would be absorbed by fund-raising costs.”

The division will make a special effort this year to interest employes, particularly in the higher salaried brackets, in giving to Federation in line with the policy of “broadening the base of donors” to Federation.

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