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California Conference Decides on Joint Drive for United Jewish Campaign and United Palestine Appeal

March 9, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

At a state conference which took place here last Sunday, following the arrival in this city of Bernard Stone, representative of the United Palestine Appeal, a resolution was adopted for a combined campaign of the United Palestine Appeal and the United Jewish Relief Campaign, to commence all over the state of California April 20. A quota of $500,000 for this year was decided upon, to be shared equally by both funds. The conference therefore decided to raise in the following two years $250,000 each year for the United Jewish Campaign.

There was a large attendance at the conference which was presided over by Louis M. Cole. The resolution for combining both campaigns was moulded by Rabbi Magnin and was accepted unanimously. Mr. Stone was given an enthusiastic ovation when he rose to address the conference. It was agreed that both funds will be equally represented on all committees.

It was declared here that the arrival of Mr. Stone on the coast for the purpose of inaugurating the United Palestine Appeal and the adoption of the resolution for a joint effort has made it possible for the United Jewish Campaign to hold its drive in the spring instead of next autumn.

The Executive Committee elected included, Irving H. Hellman of Los Angeles, Chairman; I. Irving Lipsitch of Los Angeles, Secretary; Mortimer Fleischhacker of San Francisco, Treasurer.

About one thousand people were present from all parts of the State. Addresses were delivered by Rabbi Jacob Nieto of San Francisco, Rabbi Edgar Magnin of Los Angeles, Rabbi Leonard Rothstein of New York, Ben Selling of Portland, Oregon, Rabbi Julius Liebert of Long Beach, Leo J. Rabinowitz of San Francisco, Dr. Emanuel Schriber, Judge I. M. Golden of San Francisco, Sylvan S. Kaufman of San Francisco and Rabbi Ernest Tractner of Los Angeles.

Plans for organization of the drive are in the hands of I. Irving Lipsitch, with headquarters in Los Angeles.

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