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Montreal Jews Pledge $10,000 for Russian Hospital at Meeting for Soviet Delegation

Ten thousand dollars will be raised in this city for a new wing for the Leningrad Military Hospital, to be named after the late Reuben Brainin, noted Jewish writer, as a result of the meeting here last night to welcome Prof. Solomon Mikhoels and Lieut.-Col. Itzik Feffer, the Jewish cultural delegation from the Soviet Union.

More than 12,000 people, the largest gathering of Jews ever to assemble in Montreal, greeted the two Soviet delegates and pledged to raise the funds for the hospital. Among the speakers at the meeting were Sholem Asch, Samuel Bronfman, Canadian Jewish industrialist and philanthropist, and Chief Justice W. L. Bond. Earlier in the day the delegation was received by Mayor Ranault of Montreal.