A joint meeting of the leaders of the United Jewish Campaign and of the Joint Distribution Committee will take place on Sunday, April 29, at the Biltmore Hotel, New York.
An urgent call for the meeting was issued by David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, to consider ways and means for securing the normal continuation of the relief and reconstruction work of the J.D.C. during the summer months. With an almost empty treasury and an indebtedness exceeding $700,000 the Committee faces the danger of interrupting its work if collection of the pledges, which usually slows up during the summer, does not provide the necessary funds in time.
It is expected that the United Jewish Campaign leaders in the Eastern states will be present at the meeting. Felix M. Warburg, Louis Marshall, Herbert Lehman, James N. Rosenberg and Dr. Joseph A. Rosen, who arrived on Friday from Russia, will speak on the present situation.
Launching the $600,000 building fund campaign for the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Home in District No. 6, Independent Order B’nai Brith, at the Chicago Alumni Association dinner held at the Covenant Club, Chicago, graduates of the home residing here announced $38,600 contributed by their members toward their $100,000 quota. Speakers included Judge Harry M. Fisher, Fred Lazarus, Jr. president of the home; George I. Wirpel of Cleveland, and president of the alumni association; Harry Simon, of St. Louis. Gustave M. Posner, presided at the dinner.