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Four Communal Leaders Elected As New Members on the Executive of J.D.C.

July 15, 1926
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Jonah J. Goldstein, Dr. Henry Moskowitz, James H. Becker and Lewis L. Strauss Appointed on Felix Warburg’s Proposal

The appointment of four new members to the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was announced by the office of the Joint Distribution Committee. The new members of the Executive are Jonah J. Goldstein. Dr. Henry Moskowitz, James H. Becker and Lewis L. Strauss who, although heretofore not officially elected members, had attended meetings in an ex-officio capacity and had rendered their assistance to the work of the organization.

Their appointment resulted upon the recommendation made to the Executive. Committee by Felix M. Warburg. chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee who, in presenting their names for election, made reference to their noteworthy assistance rendered particularly in the United Jewish Campaign.

James H. Becker, the well-known Jewish communal leader of Chicago, has been active for many years in Jewish social and relief work. He succeeded Dr. Julius Goldman in the direction of the Joint Distribution Committee’s work in Europe after the war and upon his return to the United States took an active part in the $18,000,000 campaign of the Joint Distribution Committee. His work in the recent relief drive in Chicago set an outstanding example to other Jewish communities in the country.

Lewis L. Strauss, who is a member of the Executive of the American Jewish Committee and a trustee of the Palestine Development Council, has taken an active part in the work of the Joint Distribution Committee and was formerly acting chairman of the J. D. C.’s committee on Russia. He is also treasurer of the Jewish Agricultural Society.

Mr. Strauss received war decorations from the governments of Belgium. Finland, Italy, Poland and Roumania.

Dr. Henry Moskowitz, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ort Reconstruction Fund in America, last year visited Eastern Europe and concluded an agreement with the Soviet Government whereby the Ort Reconstruction Fund was enabled to participate in the work of Jewish land settlement in Russia.

Dr. Moskowitz is now on his way to Russia with Judge Jacob Panken to study the Jewish situation in Russia and Poland.

Jonah J. Goldstein, well known New York Jewish communal worker, was vice-chairman of the recently concluded New York United Jewish Campaign.

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