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Miami Jewish Rehabilitation Committee Issues Appeal to American Jewry

September 27, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

An appeal to the Jews of America to aid those of the victims of the Florida disaster who cannot help themselves was issued by the Jewish Rehabilitation Committee of Miami yesterday.

“Miami Jewry, together with the rest of the citizenry, is rapidly recovering from the disaster,” the appeal read. “The loss of life so far reported in the Jewish community is five. The damage to property runs into millions.

“The majority of the Jewish families will rehabilitate themselves through their own efforts. There are two hundred Jewish families who are destitute. They are receiving palliative relief from the Red Cross and the citizens committee.

“All Miami Jewry, formed into the Jewish Rehabilitation Committee, appeal to the Jews of America to assist us to help rehabilitate the families who can not regain their self support without the generous help of the Jews of the country. Contributions are to be sent to Isidore Cohen, treasurer, First National Bank Building, Miami.”

The appeal was signed by Daniel Cromer, chairman of the committee, D. J. Apter and H.I. Magid, vice-chairmen, A. Aronovitz, secretary, Isidor Chohen, treasurer, Herbert U. Feibelman, assistant treasurer, and Rabbi Jacob H. Kaplan and Rabbi Murray A. Alstet, councellors.

The Independent Order Free Sons of Israel issued an appeal to the lodges of the order to contribute to the Order’s relief fund for the Florida sufferers. Solon J. Liebeskind, Grand Master of the Order, and Henry J. Hyman, secretary, signed the appeal which was directed to the subordinate lodges of the order.

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