Congregational Churches of America Contribute $10,000 to Rescue of Jewish Orphans
Menu JTA Search

Congregational Churches of America Contribute $10,000 to Rescue of Jewish Orphans

Download PDF for this date

A Christmas gift of $10,000 from the Congregational Churches of America to help rescue Jewish orphaned children in Europe was announced here by the Boston office of Children to Palestine, which is a Christian organization cooperating with the Youth Aliyah of Hadassah.

Commenting on the gift, Charles A. Gates, executive director of the organization, said: “This gift from the Congregational Christian Committee for War Victims and Reconstruction will help bring hope and life to these children who are spending their second Christmas behind barbed wire in DP camps in Germany. It is part of a great outpouring of Christian mercy in behalf of the most innocent sufferers of World War II.” More than $100,000 has already been turned over to the Youth Aliyah movement by Children to Palestine.

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