Hias-ica Sends Special Representative to Europe to Re-unite Separated Families

The Hias-Ica Emigration Association today announced that a special representative of the organization left for Europe last night, where he will devote himself exclusively to the task of re-uniting Jewish families which have become separated as a result of the war and German occupation.

The special representative is Rabbi Zev Bloom of Lynbrook, L. I., who is a graduate of City College and of the Jewish Institute of Religion. He was at one time a member of the faculty of the French Canadian Laval University in Quebec City.

“The registration facilities of the various branches of the Hias-Ica in all corners of the globe will facilitate, we hope, the reunion of broken families,” Isaac L. Asofsky, executive director of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, which carries on its work jointly with the Jewish Colonization Association as the Hias-Ica Emigration Association, stated in announcing the departure of Rabbi Bloom. He also revealed that the general headquarters of Hias-Ica in Paris, which were closed down upon the outbreak of war, will soon be re-opened, with Dr. James Bernstein now directing the Lisbon bureau of Hias-Ica, returning to his former post.

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