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$1,000,000, Two-thirds of New York’s Quota in United Palestine Appeal, Reached

March 7, 1926
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The New York Campaign for the United Palestine Appeal has reached a million dollars, it was announced at the headquarters of the United Palestine Appeal. The event will be celebrated by the leading workers of each section at a dinner at the Broadway Central Hotel tomorrow.

At the same time plans will be worked out for securing the remaining half a million dollars of the New York quota of $1,500,000.

“The announcement that New York has passed the $1,000,000 mark in its campaign for the United Palestine Appeal will be greeted with satisfaction throughout the country and abroad,” Emanuel Neumann, national director of the United Palestine Appeal, declared in a statement issued. “This is the first time in the history of the Zionist Movement that this sum has been subscribed in Greater New York, and I feel that a great deal of credit is due to the committees, sectional chairmen, city officers and the officers of the New York Campaign, as well as to the splendid staff headed by Mr. Morris Zeldin, the Director of the New York Campaign whose untiring energy and remarkable sense of organization have been an important factor in the outcome.

“The goal set for the New York Campaign is $1,500,000, and the work will therefore continue until the close of the Campaign immediately after Passover. Every effort will be bent to realize this extra $500,000. The moral of the workers throughout the city is excellent. A number of sections have realized their full quota, but they are going ahead just the same in order to oversubscribe their quotas. The same spirit of optimism and determination to succeed prevails throughout the country. The total subscriptions toward the $5,000,000 goal is approximately $5,000,000 to date. Over $1,000,000 has been received in cash by the head office and considerable more money is an bank in the local treasuries.



“While the campaign throughout the country is prograssing most satisfactority and in many instances surpassing all our expectations, it must be borne in mind that the Keren Hayesod has suffered in its collections in other countries due to the conditions in Central Europe. We have received letters from London and from Palestine indicating that the Executive is seriously embarrassed and urging extra remittances from America. This we shall be able to do provided the campaign is successfully concluded and provided our workers will make every effort to secure and send in a maximum amount of cash.

“Dr. Stephen Wise, the National Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, has been working very hard in the campaign. Besides direct activities in New York City, he has been covering many important centres. He has visited Boston, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, and next week he is going to Springfield. He has also been scheduled to open the campaigns in Detroit and many other cities,” Mr. Neumann’s statement concluded.

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