The amount of $650,000 of the quota of $1,000,000 for the United Jewish Campaign in New York State outside of Greater New York has already been raised, Bernard B. Given, chairman for New York State United Jewish Campaign, reported to David A. Brown, national chairman of the campaign, it was announced.
Begun May 15, the campaign was halted July 15, and was resumed September 26 at Albany, where a drive to raise $75,000 was launched. Buffalo with a quota of $250,000, will start its drive during the middle of next month.
The report of Mr. Given for the first half of the drive shows that eleven upstate cities in which the campaign is ended, have gone over the top with a margin of from $100 in Tupper Lake to $50,000 in Rochester.
The communities that have finished their campaigns, and the amounts raised are: Rochester. $224,326; Syracuse, $92,000; Utica, $55,000; Yonkers, $45,000; Schenectady, $30,500; Poughkeepsie, $27,000; Watertown, $10,330; Olean, $7,352; Auburn, $8,200; Dunkirk, $4,200; Tupper Lake, $1,100.
Other upstate communities in which the campaign is still in progress and the amounts raised follow: Ogdensburg, $3,700; Gloversville, $1,636; Amsterdam, $3,769; Plattsburgh, $2,000; Beacon, $3,550; Saranac Lake, $867; Peekskill, $2,500; Glens Falls, $1,050; Monticello, $1,500; Geneva, $1,170; Rome, $2,417; Kingston, $10,352; Ithaca, $6,000; Jamestown, $2,300; Tarrytown, $3,345; Nyack, $1,000.
Cities in which campaigns are scheduled this fall and their quotas include besides Buffalo and Albany, Elmira, $25,000; Binghamton, $25,000; Oswego, $6,000.
A feature of the drive, according to Mr. Given, is the sympathy shown by non-Jews in this appeal.
Reports received by the headquarters of the United Jewish Campaign show that a large number of drives have been organized for the next six weeks.
The drives that were launched within a week of the Chicago conference were: St. Louis, with a quota of $500,000: Cincinnati, $300,000: San Francisco, which is conducting a drive for its second year’s quota of $110,000; Toronto, $100,000; Asheville, N. C., $25,000; Hudson, N. Y., $10,000; Liberty, N. Y., $5,000; Woodridge, N. Y., $5,000.
The following are scheduled for next week: Boston, Mass., $600,000; Pittsburgh, Pa., $400,000; Omaha, Nebr., $100,000; Reading, Pa., $50,000; Port Jervis, N.Y. $8,000; Anderson, S.C., $5,000; Hamilton, Canada, $5,000; Punxsatawney, Pa., $3,000.
Those scheduled to commence their campaigns beginning the week of the 31st, will include: Philadelphia, Pa., $1,600,000; Middletown, N.Y., $10,000; Oil City, Pa., $7,500; New Kensington, Pa., $5,000; Mountaindale, N.Y., $3,000.
The schedule for November, which has not been completed, includes: Utah, at Salt Lake City, $35,000; St. Joseph, Mo., $25,000; Meridian, Miss., $15,000; Mamaroneck, N.Y., $8,000; Gulf District, Miss., $5,000; Shenandoah, Pa., $6,000; windsor, Canada, $3,000.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
The cornerstone of the new Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, N. Y., was laid last Sunday by Barnett Weiner, chairman of the building committee, in the presence of the leading rabbis of Brownsville and East New York.
The Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin was founded fourteen years ago. The new building will accommodate 1,000 students.
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