Acting Governor Herbert H. Lehman, a vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, will preside at the Saturday night session opening the United Jewish Campaign Conference at the Biltmore Hotel.
Five hundred delegates are expected at the conference from every part of the United States and Canada.
Louis Marshall, David A. Brown, national chairman, James N. Rosenberg, vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, and Paul Baerwald, treasurer, both of the Joint Distribution Committee and of the New York City Division of the United Jewish Campaign, are scheduled to speak.
A report on the progress of the ameliorative and reconstructive work of the Joint Distribution Committee abroad during the past year will be rendered by Joseph C. Hyman, secretary.
Marcy I. Berger, national secretary of the United Jewish Campaign, will report on the status of the national collection program.
Report from the field will be given by the delegates.
Chairmen of local drives will report on the progress of the collection of money pledged in their respective districts. Men and women, who since the last conference have visited Eastern Europe and other lands in which the Joint Distribution Committee has carried on its work, will give eye-witness accounts of the progress made in the huge task of economic rehabilitation that American Jewry has sponsored. Others will describe the economic situation that has arisen during the winter that has just ended, said to have been the severest that Europe has suffered in over a century. This and crop failures in Poland, Lithuania, Roumania and other countries has created new distress among the Jewish population.
The sessions of the conference are scheduled to begin at eight o’clock on Saturday night. The Sunday morning session will begin at 9.30 o’clock and the afternoon session at 2 o’clock, and will continue until all business has been completed.
Winners of “Distinguished Service Medals” recently issued by David A. Brown, national chairman, to leaders in respective communities for directing the fund collection activities have been invited to be the guests at a luncheon, at the Biltmore Hotel, tendered to them by the New York reception committee of the conference.
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