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Kadooriah to Be Built on American Zion Common Wealth Land

October 2, 1924
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The ## Garden City, the model city which is proposed by Mr.E.S. Kadoorie of Shanghai, will be built on land of the American Zion Commonwealth, according to an agreement concluded between the Kadoorie-Bension group and the Zion Commonwealth.

Three thousand dunam land, owned by the Commonwealth in the neighborhood of Afullah Station are allotted for this purpose, with possible reserve for expansion.

The city will be governed by a Municipal Council which shall be under the supreme control of a Committee of seven. Mr. Kadoorie or one of his sons will be the permanent Chairman; Dr. Bension, the managing director. The American Zion Commonwealth will be represented on the Committee by Bernard A. Rosenblatt and Harry Kottler. Mr. David Yellin will also be a member of the Committee.

The project will be carried out under the auspices of the Keren Hayesod. All monies collected will be remitted to the London office of the Keren Hayesod with the understanding that the Keren Hayesod will keep this money as a special fund in trust for this purpose. The Keren Hayesod will

deposit such monies with the Jewish Colonial Trust, subject to the orders of Mr. Kadoorie, the chairman of the Committee.

The Kadoorie-Bension group will, according to the agreement do their utmost to furnish a minimum of $15,000 yearly for a period of five years, commencing with the time the situation of the city in Palestine will be definitely decided upon. It is hoped that the city will be started not later than March 1925. Mr. Kadoorie will contribute 500 Pounds monthly to the city. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that Dr. Bension, the Keren Hayesod delegate, has been able to procure 10,000 Pounds from a number of prominent Jews in Shanghai for the building of houses in the city.

Plans for the erection of this model city in Palestine are being completed. At a dinner given in honor of Mr. Kadoorie on behalf of the American Jewish Physicians Committee, plans were discussed for building a hospital in the Kadoorie City. Mr. Kadoorie promised to donate $4,000 for the establishment of a Jewish Conservatory if Miss Sarah Schweitzer will undertake to raise the remainder necessary for such an institution. It is also planned to build an Immigrant Home for the temporary shelter of immigrants arriving in Palestine. A valuable set of rare books for the Library in the proposed city have already been donated by Mr. William W. Cohen.

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