Communication to the Editor
This letter is addressed to you in the interest of the Pension Fund of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Fifth Avenue at 65th Street, New York, N. Y.
There are in America today many Rabbis grown old and infirm in the service of Jewry, and no longer able to continue the active duties of the ministry. There are also many widows and orphans of Rabbis, bereft of all means of support and unprotected against the rigors of adversity. In Europe and Palestine there are scholars and sages left destitute by the tragic changes of the War and its aftermath, which not only swept away their security against old age, but left them broken in body and spirit.
These unfortunate people must be helped. Their need requires it; our self-respect compels it. Men who have spent their lives in loyal service to Israel and the bereaved dependnts of such men, have a just and sacred claim upon the communities of American Israel for protection against the cruelty of want.
The Pension Fund of the Central Conference of American Rabbis is the only agency in existence to give aid, in a dignified way, to these dependents. Through annual appeals to their communities by members of the Conference, funds are made possible. May we ask you to contribute to this cause?
The Conference does not ask for any extravagant contribution. Please give as much as your heart may prompt. Any contribution, whether it be $1.00 or $1,000, or more, will be gratefully received.
H. G. Enelow
New York, N. Y.
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