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October 4, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The Independent Order B’nai B’rith will raise a special fund among the constituent lodges of the Order for rehabilitation of the Jewish flood and hurricane sufferers in Miami, it was announced today by Alfred M. Cohen, international president of the Order. Mr. Cohen also announced that the Constitution Grand Lodge, which includes the national executive body and officers of the organization, today contributed $5,000 to the Jewish Rehabilitation Committee of Miami.

Mr. Cohen also said that the appeal of the Miami Rehabilitation Committee had been sent to the five hundred constituent lodges, and that their individual contributions would make up a special B’nai B’rith fund for Miami reconstruction.

Mr. Cohen stated that the contribution of the I. O. B. B. was based on the report of Dr. Boris D. Bogen, executive secretary of the Order, who went to Florida immediately after the catastrophe to survey the situation and decide how relief could best be rendered by his organization. Dr. Bogen found that two thousand Jewish families in the Miami district had been affected in some way by the disaster, and that two hundred Jewish families were completely destitute. It was determined that a minimum of $500 would be required to make each of these families self-sustaining, making the total required by the Jewish Rehabilitation Committee $100,000. The constituent lodges of the I. O. B. B. are expected to make up a considerable part of the fund.

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