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Jewish Groups Actively Aiding War Bond Campaign, Treasury Department Announces

Further details of how Jewish congregations and allied groups are aiding the nation’s war bond campaign were released here today by the United States Treasury Department.

In New York City recently the parents of Sgt. Irving Strobing, who sent the last message from Corregidor, were the guests of honor at a rally at the Temple Shaari Israel at which more than $10,000 worth, of war bonds and stamps were purchased. Strobing’s parents bought a $100 bond. The eighty New York branches of the YMHA have pledged their membership to regular purchases of the bonds and stamps, and have sold $52,000 worth, averaging $2,000 a week.

At a patriotic rally called by the B’nai B’rith lodges in Cleveland, war bonds to the value of $166,000 were sold. The Agudath Achim congregation of this city has invested its building fund and receipts in bonds. And in St. Louis a 61-year-old Jewish tailor, Harry Sobel, sells the war stamps at wholesale prices – $10 worth for $9.50 – and takes the fifty cents loss on each transaction himself. Other Jewish groups from Houston, Tex. to Albany, N.Y. are also cited in the Treasury Department announcement.