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Appeal Drive to Open Today in Pittsburgh

May 19, 1935
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The United Jewish Appeal campaign for $3,250,000 rolls into Pittsburgh and three other large cities today (Sunday), according to an announcement at New York headquarters Friday.

Pittsburgh, which has imposed a quota of $115,000 upon itself, will launch its drive at a tri-state conference. Leaders from communities in western Pennsylvania, northern Ohio and West Virginia will gather to discuss plans for doing their part in the effort to aid the Jews of Germany and other lands and to push settlement in Palestine.

The other cities which are to start their drives for the Appeal today are Elmira, N. Y., San Diego, Cal., and Lancaster, Pa.


James N. Rosenberg of New York, national honorary chairman; William Rosenwald, national cochairman; Norman Bentwich, associate on the League of Nations High Commission for Refugees, and Rabbi Solomon L. Freehof of Temple Rodeph Sholom, Pittsburgh, are scheduled to deliver the principal addresses at the Pittsburgh meeting.

At Elmira a mass meeting launching that city’s drive will hear Dr. Jacob Billikopf, chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Labor Board. Louis Lipsky will speak at Lancaster and Dr. Jacob Sonderling at San Diego.

Felix M. Warburg, national chairman, announced Friday the appointment of Register Aaron L. Jacoby and Assemblyman Albert D. Schanzer as co-chairmen of the Brooklyn division.

They will serve, he said, with I. Edwin Goldwasser, Michael Schaap and Nathan Straus, co-chairmen of the Greater New York campaign. The New York quota is $1,250,000.

Warburg also announced the appointment of Justices Edward Lazansky and Mitchell May as honorary chairmen of the Brooklyn division. Borough headquarters, it was stated, will soon be opened in the Borough Hall section.

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