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$10,000 Subscribed As Washington Drive Opens

May 14, 1935
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The amount of $10,000 in initial gifts was subscribed at a meeting at the home of Mr. E. I. Kaufman, a cochairman of the United Jewish Appeal, where the 1935 campaign on behalf of the Joint Distribution Committee and the American Palestine Campaign was launched with Prof. Norman Bentwich as the principal speaker.

Contributions made at the home of Mr. Kaufman, where forty of the city’s important contributors had gathered, represented an increase of from 100 to 1,000 percent over amounts given by these individuals in last year’s Appeal campaign. Another meeting on behalf of the campaign brought together 250 men and women workers at the Jewish Community Center with Isidore Hershfield, one of the co-chairmen of the campaign, presiding. Guest speakers were Isidor Coons, a national director of the Appeal, and Prof. Chaim Fineman of Temple University.

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