Mordecai Ber Twerski, general secretary of the Federation of Jewish Orphan Care Committees in Poland and Mendel Schneursohn, a nephew of the Lubawitscher Rebbe, left for the United States for the purpose of seeking aid for the Jewish ophan care work in Poland.
Mr. Twerski was formerly in charge of the orphan care work inaugurated in Poland by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Coommittee.
There are at present 350 local committees which have under their care 14,000 Jewish orphans. The number of Jewish orphans uncared for is much greater. During their stay in the United States, they declared they will seek to acquaint the leaders of the Joint Distribution Committee with the situation and try to secure further allotments for this work. They will also seek to regulate the money remittances of the various Polish landsmanschaften in the United States. Under present conditions, some of the landsmanschaften transmit their funds to the respective local committees. It often happens that these committees are already in receipt of subsidies from the central organization. This results in unequal distribution of the funds.
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