With two weeks to go, the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities has secured 1,283 reservations for its tenth annual $100-a-couple dinner and ball, 100 reservations less than last year’s total and 517 short of this year’s quota of 1,800, Harry Zeitz, chairman of the affair, said yesterday. The dinner will be held November 18 at the Hotel St. George.
A series of intensive drives was mapped for this week by Mr. Zeitz and other Federation leaders in an effort to mobilize all strength for the dinner and ball. On Wednesday night Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, president of the Federation, will meet with the Federation’s board of directors at the Unity Club, Bedford avenue and Dean street, Brooklyn, to discuss the emergency which the Federation would face if the $90,000 quota of the dinner and ball fell short. In that event, according to Justice May, some of the twenty-five agencies affiliated with the Federation would have to close their doors.
A rally to secure reservations will be staged Thursday when more than a hundred businessmen, merchants and jurists will work all day canvassing prospects on Thursday, which has been designated as Dinner and Ball Day.