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Mrs. Abram Elkus to Head Women’s Division of New York Drive for United Jewish Campaign

March 16, 1926
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Mrs. Abram I. Elkus, wife of the former United States Minister to Turkey, was appointed chairman of the Women’s Division of the New York drive in the United Jewish Campaign. Mrs. Jacob H. Schiff heads the Division as its honorary chairman, according to an announcement made by William Fox, chairman of the New York drive.

An organization meeting will be held today at the Hotel Biltmore, where headquarters of the New York drive are located. Fifty women, leaders in women’s clubs, professional groups, syiagogue organizations, and others making up a representation of all varied women’s interests in the Jewish life of the city, will be present. They will be addressed by David A. Brown, national chairman of the United Jewish Campaign. Each of these fifty will head a unit of workers in the active drive, which opens April 11th. Mrs. Elkus served in the great Jewish War Relief Campaign of 1918, and led a group of 1,000 women workers in the Red Cross Drive of that year. Her life abroad in the years immediately after the war in Eastern Europe brought her into personal contact with the tragedy precipitated by the war upon European Jewry.

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