Nearly $60,000 were raised at the opening of the Chicago United Palestine Appeal Campaign at the Palestine Appeal Campaign at the Plamer House Monday night.
Dr. Nahum Sokolow was the main speaker of the evening. Circuit Court Judge Harry M. Fisher, chairman of the Chicago Campaign Committee, presided and made the appeal, starting the campaign for raising Chicago’s $300,000 quota. The Hadassah and the Jewish National Fund have already raised approximately $100,000 of the quota. The final banquet will be held on May 20. The largest contribution was $4,000 from the Homboldt Boulevard Temple. Rodfei Zetek Congregation presented $3,800, Agudah Scheim $2,650, Hadassah presented an additional sum of $2,220. Five hundred guests were present at the dinner. Miss Pearl Franklin, president of Hadassah, and Max Shulman, president of the Chicago Zionists, greeted the guest of honor.
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