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  • Orthodox Jewish Community Founded in Philippines

    Establishment of the first orthodox Jewish community in the Philippine Islands has been achieved by the Agudath Israel youth group recently formed in Manila. A member of this group was sent to Shanghai to study shechita (kosher slaughter) there. The Agudist organization in New York furnished the necessary funds and religious requisites, the London Agudah… More ▸

  • Youngberg Named to Direct Philippines Refugee Settlement; Sails Thursday

    The Refugee Economic Corporation announced today that it has engaged Dr. Stanton Youngberg to direct the settlement of an initial group of 600 to 800 refugees on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines. He will embark on the steamship Klipfontein from Los Angeles on Thursday to take up his duties. Dr. Youngberg was executive… More ▸

  • Refugee Resettlement Projects Under Way in Philippines and Australia

    Projects for the resettlement of German refugees are being “vigorously pushed” in the Philippines, Australia and the Dominican Republic and are already under way in the first two countries, Charles J. Liebman president of the Refugee Economic Corporation, reports in the current issue of Notes and News, published by the Council of Jewish Federations and… More ▸

  • Late News on Refugee Conference Philippines Offer to Accept ‘considerable’ Immigrants

    An offer to permit a “considerable number of involuntary immigrants” to settle in Mindanao, southernmost of the Philippine Islands, was raised for discussion at an all-day session of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee today. Mindanao, 37,000 miles square, is one of the largest of the islands. The soil is exceedingly fertile and well-suited for the cultivation… More ▸