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  • Jewish Teachers Seminary in Vilna Faces Financial Crisis

    Vilna, once famous as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania”, the seat of Jewish learning, now faces a severe crisis in the Jewish orthodox educational institutions, resulting from a lack of funds. The crisis is felt especially in the school system maintained by the Mizrachi organization, a system which embraces elementary schools, high schools and a teachers’… More ▸

  • American Jewry is Hidden Treasure, Says Palestine Chief Rabbi

    “American Jewry is a hidden treasure which contains great material and spiritual wealth, potentialities which may contribute towards securing the existence of Judaism and the development of the highest and best Jewish ideals” declared Rabbi A. I. Cook, Chief Rabbi of Palestine, in a press interview before leaving for Palestine. Rabbi Cook, Rabbi Shapiro of… More ▸

  • Brevities

    Every manufacturer and retailer interested in china, glassware, and lamp industries, was represented at a luncheon meeting of that group of the Business Men’s Council, at the Hotel Pennsylvania today, which marked its official entrance into the £1250,000 campaign which the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies will inaugurate on October 26. An… More ▸

  • $12,000,000 Raised by the Central Relief Committee Conference is Told

    $12,000,000 states the American Jewish Relief Fund, were raised by the Central Relief Committee, the Orthodox Jewish relief organization which was one of the three parental bodies of the American Joint Distribution Committee, according to the report of Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, secretary of the organization, submitted to the conference which was concluded here yesterday. During… More ▸

  • Rabbi Kook Arrived Today in New York

    The city of New York paid its tribute to the three great Jewish leaders, Chief Rabbi Kook of Palestine, Rabbi Schapiro and Rabbi Epstein who arrived today on the Olympic, as the representatives of the Central Relief Committee in its campaign for $1,000,000 for the support of institutions of learning abroad. The delegation was escorted… More ▸

  • Rabbi Kook Sails Today for America

    The chief Jewish religious officer of Palestine, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, has arrived here on his way to the United States. He will depart today on the Olympic from Cherbourg. While in the United States he will tour the country for the purpose of securing funds for the maintenance of schools and institutions in Palestine…. More ▸

  • Rabbi Kook Honored at White House and British Embassy

    Rabbi Kabraham J. Kook, Chief Rabbi of Palestine, was received at the White House by President Coolidge and his secretary, Mr. Slemp. Rabbi Teitlebaum, of the Central Relief Committee and of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis in the United States, who accompanied Rabbi Kook, acted as his spokesman. Through him, Rabbi Kook thanked, in the… More ▸

  • World Conference Called to Consider Catasrophic Situation of Emigrants

    The final adoption of the anti-immigration bill in the United States has created a very difficult situation for the large numbers of Jewish refugees who are stranded in many cities in Eastern and Central Europe, and has made the problem of Jewish emigration acute. The Jewish Emigration Directorate has, therefore, called a general meeting of… More ▸

  • Want Half Million for Jewish Education in Europe

    A campaign to raise a half million dollars for the promotion of Jewish education in the war stricken districts of Europe has been launched by the Central Relief Committee. The Committee announces it has undertaken the task of providing Jewish education for 250,000 children of whom 26,000 are orphans. The Central Relief Committee in its… More ▸

  • Urge JDC to Sever Relations with “yidgescom”

    Delegates from all parts of the country meeting Sunday in a conference of the Central Relief Committee at the Central Jewish Institute, 125 E. 85th Street to discuss plans for continued relief to Jewish war sufferers heard from Leon Kamaiky, general Chairman of the Committee, that this body has collected $10,600,000 which has been distributed… More ▸