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March 14, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Headquarters of the United Palestine Appeal in this city report a striking increase in funds raised for Palestine this year as compared with previous years.

In Miami and Tampa, where joint campaigns were held in conjunction with the United Jewish Campaign, $70,000 and $35,000 was raised respectively. In Orlando where there is a small Jewish community, the sum of $10,000 was raised for the United Palestine Appeal. In all $110,000 has been raised, part of which goes to the Joint Distribution Committee Relief Campaign. Approximately $86,000 was raised this year in Florida for Palestine.

The large results were ascribed partly to the increase of Jewish population in those localities, the principal cause given being the increased interest in Palestine as a land of immigration for the suffering Jews of Poland, Russia and other European countries.

Judge Mack addressed the meetings in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami during the campaign.


A contribution of $30,000 to the $6,000,000 quota for New York in the United Jewish Campaign from Commodore Louis D. Beaumont, American banker, was announced by Mr. Felix M. Warburg, honorary chairman of the Campaign. Mr. Beaumont’s gift was conveyed to Mr. Warburg in a cable from Mr. Henry Ittelson who is now in London. Mr. Ittelson, before sailing, was commissioned by Mr. William Fox, chairman of the New York Campaign, to solicit contributions from Jewish citizens of New York now in Europe.

A donation of $40,000 by Mr. Ittelson has already been made to the fund.



Your miniature daily paper for Jewish matters is an admirable idea. I think, in this country with its “skyscrapers” of the press, there must be some longing for small quiet corners. Your paper could be equally useful for general information–as an organ for spreading and communicating Jewish news it has a great and very responsible task. The problem of true and impartial information presents many complex and intricate difficulties.

I wish you every success and I am sure you are aware of your great responsibility.


New York, March 12. 1926

A reception in honor of Chaim Nachman Binlik will be given by the students of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University in Philadelphia. The reception will take place in the famous Houston Hall at the University of Penusylvania on March 16th. A special conference of Jewish fraternities, sororities and law clubs, called by the “Avukah” Chapter of the University of Pennsylvania, is in charge of arrangements.

The chairman will be Dr. Montgomery, head of the Semitic Department of the University of Pennsylvania.

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