The participation of residents of all five boroughs of Greater New York and adjacent Westchester and Long Island communities, of all trade and Jewish social groups in this city, in the United Jewish Appeal campaign for $1,250,000, will be intensified this week, through nearly a score of rallies, meetings and other functions, it was announced yesterday.
The mobilization of an army of volunteer Appeal workers in Westchester County, received impetus yesterday, at a meeting of the Yonkers division of the campaign at Greystone, Samuel Untermyer’s home at Yonkers. Rabbi Louis I. Newman of Temple Rodeph Sholem, New York City, and Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, former Minister of Justice of Prussia and member of the Reichstag, who is now a refugee, were among the speakers.
In a brief speech before the campaign workers at his home, Mr. Untermyer outlined the “newly developed high-lights of the Hitler-Nazi code of laws and morality as now demonstrated in the Reich.”
Mr. Untermyer concluded with an appeal to all Christians in the United States to join the boycott of Germany in a body. “Since the League of Nations,” he explained, “lacks the courage to make good its many threats to impose these ‘economic sanctions’ for treaty violations, our Christian brethren should officially join with us in a body, as ##ey are now doing individually and civilization would soon be rid of this nightmare.”
Morris M. Einson is honorary chairman of the Yonkers committee, with Maurice S. Degenstein, Mrs. A. L. Markwood and Solomon Paseltiner as co-chairmen. Edwin Magenheim is secretary and Samuel Elkind, treasurer of the Yonkers group.
MT. VERNON, WHITE PLAINS RALLIES
A breakfast meeting will be held this morning, to further the campaign program of Mt. Vernon’s Jewish community and on Wednesday evening the White Plains division of the Appeal will hold a rally at the Jewish Community Center, Sterling Avenue, White Plains, with Dr. Rosenfeld and I. Edwin Goldwasser speaking.
Several important campaign functions will also take place on Long Island, among them a dinner next Sunday of the Rockaways division at the Jewish Center, with Nathan Straus and Charles Ress as speakers; a tea of the women’s division at the home of Mrs. W. P. Cohn at Great Neck this afternoon and a campaign meeting at the Jamaica Jewish Center tomorrow.
Several other meetings of both men and women, who are working for the Appeal, will be held in the Bronx during the week. Among these is a women’s division rally at the Concourse Plaza Hotel. Thursday evening and a conference tonight of residents of the northern section of the Bronx at the Williamsbridge Jewish Center. The Greater New York campaign of the women’s division will hold a report rally at the Hotel Commodore next Monday afternoon with Elmer Rice, playwright and producer, as principal speaker. Mrs. Richard Percy Limburg, chairman, will preside.
Members of the coat and suit industry will hold a luncheon Thursday to raise funds for the campaign at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Mr. Goldwasser and Michael Schaap will speak. The dress division will have a luncheon meeting Friday at the Hotel New Yorker and the cot### goods division will discuss fund raising plans for this industry at a cocktail party at the Hotel Commodore on Thursday.
Three cities in three different states will open their campaigns on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal today. At Sharon-Farrell, Pa., Prof. Norman Bentwich, associate on the League of Nations High Commission for Refugees, will address a meeting of leaders at which the campaign will be formally launched.
At Middletown, Conn., Maurice Samuel, author and lecturer, will be the principal speaker at a meeting opening the Appeal drive. Max Levine is chairman of the drive in that city.
Pueblo, Col., opens its campaign today under the chairmanship of Dr. Irving Clyman.