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American Jewish Relief Fund Passes $1,500,000

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In an appeal to the Jews of America for a renewed effort to obtain large sums for German Jewish relief before the close of 1935, Felix M. Warburg, national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, announced today that the Appeal has raised $1,500,000 to date.

More than 600 communities in every part of the country participated during the Spring and early Summer in the raising of the sum which is being used for the relief and rehabilitation of the Jews of Germany and other lands and for settlement of Jews in Palestine. The campaign of the United Jewish Appeal has opened on January 1st with a goal of $3,250,000. It will continue until the end of the year and hundreds of additional cities and towns are organizing to conduct campaigns in September and October.

Emphasizing that an intensive effort would have to be made by American Jews within the next few months if the recently increased needs of the Jews of Germany, Poland and other lands were to be met, Mr. Warburg pointed out that scores of additional communities are still to hold campaigns before the end of the year. These include Baltimore, Louisville, Dayton, Memphis, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Altoona, Seattle and the State of Washington, Fargo and North Dakota, Nashville, Oakland, Erie, Roanoke, Newburgh and many others.

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