United Rumanian Jews of America

  • News Brief

    Two special committees to aid Rumanian Jews were set up at a special conference of the United Rumanian Jews of America, the organization announced this week-end. The committees, which will seek to improve the political and economic condition of Jews still in Rumania, will include representatives of the J.D.C., HIAS, ORT., U.S.N.A., Z.O.A., American Jewish… More ▸

  • Campaign to Aid Jews in Famine Areas of Rumania Launched by U.r.j.a. Convention

    The 40th annual convention of the United Rumanian Jews of America closed here last night with a decision to launch a drive to aid the Jews in the drought and famine areas of Rumania. The 250 delegates also discussed the problems of Palestine, United Jewish Appeal and aid for survivors of the Transnistrian concentration camps. More ▸

  • Rumanian Government Considering Exempting Relief Parceis from Customs Duties

    The Rumanian Legation in Washington today informed the United Rumanian Jews of America that its government is considering exempting from duty all relief packages sent to relatives in Rumania. “Every endeavor will be made by the postal authorities to deliver, without delay, all packages arriving in Rumania,” the letter of the Rumanian Minister said. More ▸

  • Sonnenreich Resigns Presidency of the United Rumanian Jews of America

    The United Rumanian Jews of America today announced that Charles Sonnenreich, president of the organization, has submitted his resignation which was accepted by the administrative committee with regret. He held office for six years. Max Schoenfeld, first vice-president, has been designated as acting president until the next convention to be held in June of this… More ▸

  • Conference of Jewish Fraternal Groups Asks United Nations for Free Palestine Imeigration

    A resolution asking the United Nations to adopt an open door policy of immigration for Palestine was adopted yesterday at the annual convention of the Association of Fraternal and Benevolent Organizations affiliated with the American Jewish Congress. The convention was attended by 1,500 delegates. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the executive committee… More ▸

  • Rumanian Jews in America Will Raise Fund to Rescue Jews from Homeland

    A campaign to raise a fund for rescue of Jews from Rumania will be proclaimed by the two-day 36th annual convention of the United Rumanian Jews of America which will open this Saturday at the Hotel Edison, it was announced here today. The convention will be addressed by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Ira A. Hirschmann,… More ▸

  • “ghilly Formalism” in U.S. Immigration Regulations Criticized; Relaxation Urged

    The “chilly formalism” in the immigration regulations of the United States, which tends to hinder the immigration of refugee Jews from Europe, was assailed yesterday by Congressman Emanuel Celler of New York City, addressing an emergency conference called by the United Rumanian Jews of America. Mr. Celler urged liberalization of our immigration laws and procedures… More ▸