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Jewish Leaders Join Chinese Relief Committee

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Dr. Stephen S. Wise, United States Circuit Judge Julian W. Mack, and Milton J. Rosenau, of Brookline, Mass., have become members of the National Committee of the China Famine Relief which seeks $10,000,000 for the alleviation of the affilicted Chinese.

Rabbi Wise, Judge Mack and Mr. Rosenau, were welcomed upon the Committee by the Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America and chairman of the National Committee, at a recent meeting of the committee.

Before joining the national committee, Rabbi Wise assisted the organizing committee.

In agreeing to serve on the committee, Judge Mack declared: “The situation in North China is a challenge to the whole of America to give immediate aid to a starving populace. To say the very least, the condition in China is a personified disaster and should be regarded as such by every human being in the world arena regardless of race, color or creed. All should stand and open their purses.

“I have no doubt that every one in this country will give not only his sympathy but also financial aid to a destitute nation as well. The great masses of our fellow-beings are overwhelmed by the pathos of the situation.

“This whole appeal is a challenge to the American heart to respond immediately in this emergency.”




Many Zionists and Non-Zionists have written asking me what were the specific recommendations which I made to the Jewish National Fund and which brought about my split with the Administrative Committee.

They were the following:–

1. That no paid employees of the organization be permitted to vote on the Administrative or Executive Committees.

2. That no one shall be eligible to serve on the Administrative Committee who has private business relations with the organization.

3. That the members of the Administrative Committee shall be chosen for their qualifications and willingness to serve rather than for their affiliations with the various groups and factions in the Zionist movement in America.

4. That the president of the Jewish National Fund shall be empowered to appoint an office committee of three who shall participate with him in the supervision of the management of the National Fund Burean.

Very sincerely,

Dr. Joseph Krimsky

Brooklyn, N. Y., May 18, 1928.

A new synagogue for Congregation Knesseth Israel. Louisville, Ky, will be erected at a cost of $200,000 it was announced.

The building will also serve as a community center. The auditorium capacity is 1,200.

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