Speakers of national prominence have volunteered their services to communities that have organized intensive drives for the United Jewish Appeal, Harry L. Glucksman, chairman of the administrative committee of the campaign to raise $3,000,000 this year for the aid of German Jewry and the settlement of Jews in Palestine, announced yesterday.
Among them are Rabbi Ferdinand M. Isserman of St. Louis, who spoke in Des Moines October 8 and will speak in Evansville, Ind. October 22; Ludwig Lewisohn, who will speak in Louisville October 22; Marvin Lowenthal, who will speak in Columbus, Ga., on October 12, in Birmingham, Ala., October 14, in Shreveport, La., October 16 and in Jackson, Miss., October 19.
Reports from Des Moines, where Rabbi Isserman narrated his first-hand account of the plight of German Jewry, described his address as a magnificent effort which moved his audience to tears.
As a consequence of the impression made by Rabbi Isserman, the leaders of the Des Moines campaign are sanguine of success. One-half of the quota of the drive was contributed on the spot.