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Announce Plans for U.p.a. Campaign

December 14, 1928
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Preparations are now being made in the various cities throughout the country for the launching of United Palestine Appeal campaigns after the first of the year. Two important conferences will be held the latter part of this month for the adoption of plans, Dr. J. M. Rubinow, Executive Director of the United Palestine Appeal announced. One of these conferences will be that of the Western Pennsylvania Region, which will take place in Pittsburgh on December 30. Another conference will be that of the Eastern Pennsylvania Region, of which Benjamin L. Rubinsohn is Chairman, which will hold its sessions in Atlantic City on December 30.

New York City is also making extensive preparations for the opening of its campaign the latter part of January with a large banquet. In addition to Nahum Sokolow, Chairman of the Zionist Executive, other European and Palestinian leaders are expected to be present, Dr. Rubinow declared.

Dr. Rubinow pointed to the series of conferences being held throughout the Greater City as indicating the enthusiasm preliminary to the opening of the campaign.

Much interest has also been aroused by the activities of the New York Chapter of Hadassah which is preparing a “Give or Get” luncheon for January 23 at the Hotel Astor.

The series of conferences includes one in the Borough Park territory, which will be held at the Zion Center on Monday, December 17. A joint conference of contributors to the United Palestine Appeal in Brownsville, East New York, Boulevard, New Lots, and East Flatbush sections will be held at the Stone Avenue Talmud Torah on Sunday, December 23. About 100 organizations will participate in the conference of East Side organizations, being held under the auspices of the United Palestine Appeal at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Sunday, December 16. The annual meeting of the contributors to the United Palestine Appeal in Mount Vernon will be held on Monday evening, December 17.

Morris Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Palestine Appeal, will speak on “The Romance of Zionism,” tonight at the Unity Temple, West 79th Street, New York.

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