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Philadelphia Launches Drive for $1,500,000 Quota in United Jewish Campaign

November 8, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The city’s part in the United Jewish Campaign was planned at a meeting last night at the home of Jacob D. Lit. Fifty leaders of the Jewish community of Philadelphia attended the meeting.

Morris Wolf was made chairman of the special committee, which will strive to collect Philadelphia’s quota of $1,500,000 in the week beginning Nov. 21. Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of Dropsie College, was made honorary chairman. Albert H. Lieberman is chairman of the United Jewish Campaign for Eastern Pennsylvania.

Those present, who will act as captains in the forthcoming drive, each with eight or ten associates, include Judge Horace Stern, Jules E. Mastbaum, Albert M. Greenfield, Albert H. Lieberman, Jacob Billikopf, Maurice L. Wurtzel, Maxwell Smolens, William Paley, Elias A. Gimbel, Sidney K. All-man, Philip Arnold, Jacob A. Berger, Arthur Bloch, Harry Burstein, Samuel G. Friedman, Lionel Friedman, Leopold Goldstein, Benedict Gimbel, Jr., Harry Grabosky, Philip N. Goldsmith, Roy A. Heymann, Rudolph M. Hirschwald, Sylvan Hirsch, Isaac D. Levy, David Nierenberg, Irving D. Rossheim, Stanton Sansan, Maurice J. Speiser, Harry Shapiro, Samuel Sussman, Leopold H. Teller, Howard Wasserman, Jacob Edelstein, Joseph Caplan, Morris Brooks, Harry H. Goldberg, Mayer Lichtenstein, Benjamin L. Rubinsohn, Louis Schneyer, Herbert P. Sundheim, and Julius S. Weyl.

With Pittsburgh and vicinity reporting $437,000 two days before the end of its drive for $600,000 and Mississippi $9,000 short of its quota, $1,819,994 have been added to the $15,551,310 total reported at the Chicago conference of the United Jewish Campaign, a statement from the headquarters of the Campaign declared.

In addition to the sums raised in Pittsburgh and the State of Mississippi, the cities which have contributed since the conference are Cincinnati, $500,000; Albany, $61,000; St. Louis, $260,000; Omaha, $22,000; Hartford, Conn., $73,500; Toronto, Canada, $44,000; Harrisburg, Pa., $8,500; Reading, Pa., $15,500 (both for one year) ; Hamilton, Ont., $3,000. In many of these communities the drives are still on.

Louis S. Rosenfield, prominent in Chicago and Kentucky and member of Rosenfield Bros. & Co., died in Chicago at the age of 67. Mr. Rosenfield was active in collaboration with the late Dr. Harvey W. Wiley in advocating the Federal Pure Food Law passed in 1906.

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