NEW YORK (Jun. 22)
The New York branches of Farband-Labor Zionist Order have made considerable progress during the past year despite many handicaps and in the face of losses suffered by most other organizations, it was reported here during the week-end by Benjamin Teller, secretary of the New York City Committee of the Order, to several hundred delegates attending the organization’s annual convention.
Fifteen hundred new members were enrolled and five new branches were organized here, Mr. Teller said, in addition to the creation of 16 women’s divisions. Mr. Teller stressed the fact that the New York branches had not only made progress organizationally, but had established several cultural institutions. He noted that the Order has “raised more than $250,000 for the United Jewish Appeal, Histadrut and the Jewish National Fund, “adding that “during the year our members purchased Israel Bonds amounting to more than half a million dollars.”