Some 400 DP’s who recently arrived in this country as immigrants will celebrate their first Thanksgiving dinners Thursday at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the United Service for New Americans.
Secretary of Commerce W. Averell Harriman will be the guest of honor and the principal speaker at the USNA dinner. At the HIAS, Isaac Asofsky, executive director, will explain the significance of the holiday. Among the 200 persons at the HIAS celebration will be at least 50 children and representatives of 17 European nationalities.
(Synagogues throughout the country have been asked by Rabbi William Rosenbium, president of the Synagogue Council, to remain open on Thanksgiving Day to receive donations to the SOS drive of the JDC.)
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