Four cities in various parts of the United States, led by the Jewish community of Philadelphia which has a quota of $200,000, will today (Sunday) launch their fundraising efforts on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal, which represents the Joint Distribution Committee and the American Palestine Campaign, in a national effort to obtain $3,250,000 for the relief of the Jews of Germany and other lands and for the settlement of Jews in Palestine, it was announced Friday at the New York Headquarters of the Appeal.
The campaign will be opened in Philadelphia with a dinner at which all elements of the community will be represented with the hope being expressed, as a result of advance gifts which have already been obtained, that this will be the most successful fund raising effort for relief purposes overseas in many years.
DRIVE OFFICERS LISTED
The officers of the Philadelphia Campaign are: Julius S. Weyl and Jerome J. Rothschild, co-chairmen; Arthur Fleisher, treasurer; Mrs. Lessing J. Rosenwald and Mrs. Morris Wolf, co-chairmen of the women’s division.
Harrisburg, Pa. will open its drive today with Rabbi William H. Fineshriber of Philadelphia as the principal speaker at the function. The officers of the Harrisburg drive include the following: Malcolm H. Ulman, chairman; Samuel Finkelstein, associate chairman; Jacob Miller, treasurer; Nathan Bernstein, Gus Kaplan, chairman of executive committee.
Norman Bentwich, professor of international relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and associate on the League of Nations High Commission for Refugees, will be the guest tonight at a dinner launching the United Jewish Appeal in Binghamton, N. Y.
The officers are: Charles Rosenthal, chairman; David Levine, John Levine and Isador Melamed, co-chairmen; Morris Resnick, treasurer; Dr. M. S. Bloom, secretary; Rabbi Julian L. Greifer, campaign director.
Fresno, Cal., which has combined its fund-raising effort with the communities of Merced, Tulare, Visaliz, Ventura and Hanford, will formally launch its campaign tonight with a function at which Dr. Jacob Sonderling, formerly a chaplain in the German Army, will be the principal speaker. The officers include the following: Harry Coffee, honorary chairman; Dr. H. M. Ginsburg, chairman; Samuel Davidson, vice-chairman; Leon I. Diamond, treasurer; Rabbi David ### Greenberg, secretary.