Chicago Histadrut Opens $300,000 Drive; 1965 Contributions Doubled
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Chicago Histadrut Opens $300,000 Drive; 1965 Contributions Doubled

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The 43rd annual campaign for the Histadrut campaign in Chicago, with a goal of $300,000 was opened last night at an initial gifts meeting that brought $70,000, almost double the contributions from the same donors last year.

Held at the home of Louis Sherman, chairman of the Chicago Histadrut campaign board, the meeting was addressed by Dr. Sol Stein, national campaign director, who stressed the emergency facing many Histadrut educational health and welfare institutions because of the current economic situation in Israel. Harry Lasky, Chicago industrialist, announced a gift of $30,000 to the Histadrut Scholarship Fund for 150 young students in Histadrut’s vocational schools, as against 100 scholarships he sponsored last year.

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