Jews to Raise $87,000 Memorial Fund for President Roosevelt’s Mother
Menu JTA Search

Jews to Raise $87,000 Memorial Fund for President Roosevelt’s Mother

Download PDF for this date

The establishment of a Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial Fund to maintain several large nursing homes in England for child victims of war was announced today by the Jewish Section of the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies at memorial exercises for the President’s mother held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, which were attended by many notables.

The Jewish Section will raise $87,000 towards this fund in remembrance of the “87 years of noble living of Sara Delano Roosevelt.”

A message from President Roosevelt was read at the gathering. Speakers included Dorothy Thompson, Dr. Israel Goldstein, Chairman of the Jewish Section, Newbold Morris, president of the New York City Council, Rabbi Maurice L. Perlzweig of London and representatives of the British War Relief Society with which the Interfaith Committee is cooperating.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund