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Chicago Jewry Raises $200,000 for United Palestine Appeal at Meeting of 400 Leaders

April 11, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Following a lousing reception on his arrival here Thursday, Chaim Nachman Bialik was tendered a dinner at the Palmer House last night attended by four hundred leaders of Chicago Jewry who contributed over $80,000, bringing Chicago’s total for the United Palestine Appeal to $200,000. More than half of the sum has been received in cash.

Judge Harry M. Fisher was chairman at the dinner which officially launched the Chicago campaign for half a million dollars, A large number not previously identified with Palestine work were present, as well as leading Reform Rabbis who, besides having endorsed the Campaign before their congregations, made substantial contributions. Among these were: Rabbis Abram Hirschherg, Joseph Stolz. Felix A. Levy, Solomon B. Frechof, G. George Fox, Gerson P. Levi, S. Felix Mendelsohn and Jacob Singer.

Judge Hugo Pam, Honorary Chairman of the Drive, Max Shulman, Chairman, Judge Henry Horner, Samuel Ettelson, former Chicago corporation counsel, William C. Graves, secretary to Julius Rosenwald, S. J. Rosenblatt, Rabbi Saul Silber, Max Conheim, A. Z. Halperin, Benjamin Engelhard, President of the Reform Temple Sholom, David Lahowitch, President of Temple Mizpah, A. J. Goodman, Indiana State Chairman and Dr. I. Wolf of St. Louis were present.

Contributions of $2,000 each were received from Samuel Phillipson, A. Z. Halperin, Milton A. Callner and I. Balaran. Fifteen Hundred Dollars were received from Shulman and Abrams, Lillienthal and Company, Judge Julian W. Mack and S. B. Platt. B. Cohen and Sons contributed $1250 and the following $1000: Michael Tauber Company, Hyman Cohen, William Citron, S. B. Komaiko. B. J. Schiff, Michael Rosenberg, Sanitary District Trustee, John Rissman, Edward Katzinger. Judge Hugo Pam, H. Kramer, David Labowitch, Benjamin I. Morris, S. J. Rosenblatt, M. Baumgarten, Dr. Fox and brother, B. Horowich and Sons, I. Gittler, Sam Warner, Sam Rosen, Katz Brothers, H, and B. Edidin, B. Brenner Estate, A. Roth. Morris Joseph Company, Herman Elenbogen, Arthur Dunas, Louis Harrison, Goldstone and Feldman.

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