The cash receipts of the United Jewish Campaign, the fund raising agency of the Joint Distribution Committee, amounted to $13,000,000 as of November 20, according to a statement issued by the national headquarters of the campaign. The major part of the last the thirteenth million, was received during the past several weeks, with the beginning of the new collection activities.
The thirteen million dollars collected under the chairmanship of David A. Brown represent only partial payment of the pledges made by American Jews to meet the budget of the Joint Distribution Committee in Russia and other European countries. Although the sum raised is one of considerable proportions, it is, none the less, smaller than the estimated budget for the current work of the Joint Distribution Committee for the period.
An effort to collect the additional funds is now being made, in order to enable the committee to meet its committments. David A. Brown will undertake another nationwide tour, being the sixth such tour made by the national chairman since the beginning of the campaign.
4 PROMINENT EUROPEAN RABBIS ARRIVE IN N.Y.
Four prominent European rabbis arrived in New York on the steamer Olympic. Immediately on their landing, a reception in their honor was given at the Broadway Central Hotel under the auspices of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis.
The guests of the American Orthodox rabbinate are Rabbi Simon Shkop, dean of the Yeshiva of Grodno, Poland; Rabbi Isaac Schuster, of Sokol; Rabbi Rottberg of Luni and Rabbi Reuben Katz of Staviski.
Rabbi Shkop and Rabbi Rottberg came to the United States to seek finacial support for the Yeshiva of Grodno, Shaarei Torah, which is in great financial difficulties. Rabbi Shkop who is now over 70 is a famous Talmudic scholar. It is stated that more than a thousand rabbis have graduated from the Talmudic academies under his direction during the past forty years.
The seventh annual convention of the Mizrachi Hatzair of America will take place November 24th and 25th at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. Delegates from various cities are expected.
The convention will open with the annual message by the president, Harry Karp, and will be addressed by Gedaliah Bublick, president of the Mizrachi Organization of America, and Rabbi Wolf Gold, vice-president; Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, member executive of the World Mizrachi Organization, Reuben Weinshenker, representative of the World Union of the Mizrachi Youth of Palestine, and Isidore Epstein, vice-president of the Mizrachi Hatzair.
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