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Ica Concludes Agreement to Facilitate Jewish Emigration from Russia

July 11, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

An agreement between the Comzet, the government department dealing with Jewish economic questions, and the Jewish Colonization Association to facilitate Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union was concluded, it became known here today.

In a statement issued to the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Mr. Zack, the Ica representative in Moscow, declared that an emigrant aid office has already been set up in Moscow by the Ica and branches will soon be opened in other towns in the provinces. The work will be conducted on lines similar to those pursued by the Ica offices in the pre-war period. The main difficulty in organizing this work lies in the problem of finding a suitable staff of trained workers, he stated.


Cyrus Sulzberger, prominent American Jewish leader and one of the founders of the American Jewish Committee, active in many Jewish causes, will celebrate his seventieth birthday today. Mr. Sulzberger is now abroad at Bad Nauheim, Germany.

Mr. Sulzberger was formerly president of the United Hebrew Charities and is a former chairman of the executive committee of the Bureau of Jewish Social Research. In civic activities, he was in 1903 candidate for president of the Borough of Manhattan. He was appointed by Governor Hughes a member of the State Commission on Congestion of Population and served on the board of managers of the Reformatory for Misdemeanants. He is a member of the Executive of the American Jewish Committee.

The Pentateuch in parchment scrolls was given to Governor Alfred E. Smith by Leon Blumenfeld of New York at the opening of the Democratic national convention at Houston, Texas. In acknowledging the gift, Governor Smith wrote: “The scrolls are now standing on my desk, and you may be sure that the thoughts which they contain abide with me.’

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