Hatikvak Sung in London at Jewish Meeting to Raise Funds for Russia

An impressive pageant arranged by the Jewish Fund to Aid Russia and addressed by Lord Nathan and Lord Stragbolgi was presented here last night in the Stoll Theatre with Jewish men and women from all branches of the armed services, homeguard and civil defense units sitting on the platform.

The meeting opened with a message from Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky expressing appreciation to the Jews of England for their campaign to raise funds for sending twenty mobile units to the Russian Army and concluded with the singing of Hatikvah. Messages of greetings were received from Chief Rabbi Hertz of England and from the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Russia.

Prof. Selig Brodetsky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, addressing a Jewish workers’ meeting last night in East London, appealed to the Jews of England to cooperate in the work of combatting anti-Semitism in Britain as well as in plans for a unified post-war Jewish program. He announced his intention to stand for re-election to the post of president of the Board of Deputies. The elections will take place within a fortnight.

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