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$82,000 Raised for United Palestine Appeal

February 16, 1926
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Chaim Nachman Bialik Guest of Honor at Dinner

The campaign of the United Palestine Apogeal to raise $5,000,000 for the 1926 activities of the Palestine Foundation Fund was helped materially through subscriptions announced last evening at a dinner of the Harlera and Yorkville Division of the appeal in the Hotel Astor.

The subscriptions announced total $82,000 or three-fifths of the division’s quota. Among them are the following: Elias Gottfried. $10,000; Tacoh Lubell $5,000 Mrs. Jacob Wertheim, $2,500; Louis Maigolis and A. P Lubell, $1,500 each; Samuel Kaufman, Edward Rubin, Rose Brothers, David Epstein, Israel Sachs, Jacob Bookstaver Joseph Polstein and William Pragert $1,000 each.

It was said $850,000 already has been subscribed toward the quota of $1,500,000 fixed for the city.

Chaim Nachman Bialik was the principal guest at the dinner. Jacob J. Lesser was toastmaster Louis Lipsky, Chairman of the Zionist Organization of America; Representative Sol Bloom, Honorary Chairman of the Harlem-Yorkville Division and Mrs Richard Gottheil, President of the Women’s Keren Hayesod League, addressed the gathering.

Chaim Nachnian Bialik moved the audience by Jus poetic description of how the Jews of Palestine are building the land in a spirit of joy and enthusiasm and how the holidays are celebrated with a spmt impossible in the countries of the Diaspora.

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