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Bronx Nears Charity Drive Quota

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Felix M. Warburg was guest of honor last night at the tenth annual dinner of the Bronx division of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, held at the Commodore. More than 1,500 attended.

The sum of $56,222 was raised toward the Federation’s $2,071,000 emergency campaign, now in progress. The amount brings the Bronx’s $200,000 quota to $181,222.

Outstanding Bronx Jewish leaders joined in paying tribute to Mr. Warburg.


“It is especially appropriate that Mr. Warburg should be our guest of honor tonight,” declared Postmaster Albert Goldman, chairman of the Bronx division.

“He was the honored guest at our first dinner ten years ago. At the close of the decade of our division’s history, we are met here again to testify to the debt which we who are vitally interested in Federation owe to him.


The philanthropist expressed his {SPAN}###fication{/SPAN} over the enthusiastic response to Federation’s call.

“Since Federation was founded,” he said, “it has never faced a more trying time than the present. I am grateful that you have asked ## to be your honored guest, but more than grateful because the deeper purpose of your gathering is to aid Federation.

“Your wholehearted devotion to the cause of Federation is known to me, and has been indeed heartening. The work in the Bronx is in good hands. How important that work is to the Jewish community, and indeed the entire city, I need not stress here.


“Federation serves ninety-one affiliated organizations, including hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, old-age homes, child-care institutions and direct relief agencies, all indispensable to the life of the entire community, and never more so than now.

“It would be nothing short of catastrophe if the work of these essential institutions should now have to be curtailed.”


Max J. Schneider was chairman of the dinner committee, which numbered 300 members. Acting with him were Mr. Goldman and Ira J. Sobol, chairman of the board of directors of the Bronx division.

“Our choice fell this year once more on Mr. Warburg,” said Mr. Schneider, “because of the unprecedented crisis threatening the very continuance of Federation.

“As the figure whose name is associated most closely with the seventeen years’ history of Federation, which he helped found and which he has done so much to maintain, his name was an inevitable choice.”

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