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Massachusetts Accepts $1,000,000 Quota for United Jewish Campaign

March 16, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Three hundred leading Jewish citizens of Massachusetts perfected plans and elected a state executive committee of the United Jewish Campaign. At the Hotel Bancroft yesterday, David A. Brown, national chairman of the Campaign, spoke for three hours.

Louis E. Kirstein, Boston, was elected chairman of the Massachusetts State organization. Quotas for the large Massachusetts cities and towns were announced. An executive committee was elected including. First Vice President, Henry Lasker, Springfield; Secretary, Max Hamlin, Boston; Treasurer, Moses Asinof, Springfield; Vice Chairmen. Judge Jacob Asher, Worcester; Dr. Maurice B. Hexter. Boston; Albert Kaffenburgh, Boston; Jacob Minkin, New Bedford; George A. Newman, Pittsfield: Harold Siskind, Lawrence; Benjamin Evarts, Holyoke; Louis Swig, Taunton; Frank Goldman. Lowell, and I. K. Kibrick, Boston.

The speakers, in addition to Mr. Brown, were Rabbi David Goldberg, Brockton; Judge Asher, Joseph Talamo and Rabbi Maurice Mazure, all of Worcester.

“We are conducting this national mobilization of American Jewish citizens to raise $15,000,000 for the relief of our starving and suffering brethren in Eastern Europe. The social and economic upheaval there has caused an unimaginable state of misery,” said Mr. Brown.

One million dollars was accepted as the quota for Massachusetts. Boston’s quota was accepted at $600,000. The remaining $400,000 was alloted to the rest of the state with quotas for the larger cities as follows: Worcester, $73,000; Springfield, $50,000; Fall River, $35,000; New Bedford, $30,000; Lawronce, $30,000; Lowell. $35,000; Lynn, $35,000; Brockton, $20,000; Malden, $20,000.

Among the speakers were Dr. David Goldberg of Brockton. Joseph Talamo, Worcester, Judge Asher, Rabbi E. Silver. Springfield and Rabbi Maurice Mazure of Worcester.

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