A Special Committee on Invitation, headed by Nathan Straus, is issuing the call for the Extraordinary Conference on Palestine which will take place on Sunday, November 21st in Boston, Mass. A preliminary session of the conference will be held on Saturday evening, November 20th.
Cooperating with Mr. Straus on the National Committee of Invitation are prominent Zionists, including Judge Julian W. Mack, Judge William M. Lewis, Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal; Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America; Rabbi B. L. Levinthal, Dr. A. H. Silver of Cleveland, Emanuel Neumann and Mrs. Irma Lindheim, President of Hadassah.
The leading feature on the program of the conference will be the address of Dr. Chaim Weizmann. The program also includes authoritative reports on the various aspects, agricultural, industrial and educational of the work in Palestine. Special interest attaches to the address of Dr. Weizmann in view of the expectations of many leaders in American Jewry that a way will be found by him for producing harmonious cooperation between the various groups working for Palestine and general Jewish relief. It is expected that the conference will be attended by many prominent men who are Zionistic in their sympathies but who are not affiliated with the Zionist Organization.
Plans will be submitted for the launching and the conducting of the largest campaign for Palestine ever attempted in this country. With a national quota of $7,500,000, it is understood that local leaders, representing every section of the land, will be called upon to assume their share of this sum and that concrete plans for reaching all sections of American Jewry will be presented by the new chairman, Judge William M. Lewis, Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Executive Committee and others.
Judge William M. Lewis will be inducted into his new office as chairman of the United Palestine Appeal at a dinner which will be given in his honor on October 27th at the Hotel Astor, New York. A radio message to Judge Lewis from Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who is now on his way to America, will be read at the dinner.
A special delegation of United Palestine Appeal workers from Philadelphia will be present to see Judge Lewis, their leader for many years, take office as the national chairman of the Appeal.
In a message of greeting sent by Judge Julian W. Mack to the workers in Cincinnati’s $450,000 joint campaign for the United Palestine Appeal and Jewish Relief, Judge Mack declared:
“I am delighted that Cincinnati is leading the way for united action on behalf of European and Palestinian Jewry, and is showing other communities that through such united action greater results will come to each of the several causes that require millions from American Jewry this year and for some years to come.
“As an old Cincinnatian I am proud of the fine things that are being done under your leadership, and especially of the part that non-Jews are taking in the cause. Their cooperation and example will certainly stimulate and arouse our Jews to the fullest appreciation of their own obligation, and I have no doubt that in this way Cincinnati is going to go over the top in record time.”
The campaign workers at a luncheon rally were addressed by Dr. Boris Bogen. Executive Secretary of the B’nai Brith and Hortense Breckler, the Joint Distribution Committee representative to Poland.
Nearly $400,000 has been subscribed during the first eleven days of the campaign.
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