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New York Headquarters for $6,000,000 Drive in United Jewish Campaign Opened

February 28, 1926
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Headquarters for the New York $6,000,000 drive for the United Jewish Campaign were established at the Hotel Biltmore. It is planned to open the drive early in March.

Associated with Mr. William Fox, who heads the campaign, are the two vice-chairmen, David M. Bressler and Jonah J. Goldstein. Mr. Bressler, who was chairman of the New York section of the 1922 War Sufferers’ campaign which brought in a $4,000,000 quota has been active in communal and philanthropic fields, his most widely known work being as director of the Industrial Removal Office for establishing immigrant families in homes outside of New York.

Jonah J. Goldstein was one of the founders of the East Side Neighborhood Association, and also a founder and the first secretary of the Jewish Big Brother Movement in New York. His work in the last few years of collecting unpaid pledges of the Federation for Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies has been of great value and in the last war relief campaign in New York, when he collected $1,500,000 unpaid pledges.

Offices at the new headquarters will be occupied also by Louis Marshall and Felix M. Warburg, honorary chairmen of the campaign and Paul Baerwald, campaign treasurer, who has given similar volunteer service in every relief drive in New York, as well as Col. H. A. Guinzberg, associate treasurer, and Marcy I. Berger, national secretary of the United Jewish Campaign, who is also secretary of the New York drive.

David A. Brown, chairman of the national $15,000,000 campaign, will move his offices to the New York headquarters for the duration of the drive. An extensive organization is being developed for the local campaign, to include working units from every industry and profession, and leaders are now holding conferences to prepare a plan of intensive solicitation.

The officers of the New York Federation for Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies are giving this campaign their personal cooperation. Frederick Brown, who led the last Federation drive, is among those who have pledged their service to the new drive.

Other members of the campaign executive committee who will make their offices at the Biltmore headquarters are Henry Ittleson, of the Commercial Investment Trust Company, Ludwig Vogelstein, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, Vice-President of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Louis J. Vorhaus, David A. Schulte, head of one of the largest tobacco corporations in the United States, Herman Lissner and Joseph Frankel, leaders in the local garment industry; Albert Goldman, Commissioner of Plants and Construction for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Maurice Wertheim, one of the founders of the Theater Guild, Motty Eitigon, leader in the Charity Chest of the Fur Industry in New York.



May I take the liberty to correct your report of the lowa State Conference of the United Jewish Campaign, which appeared in your issue of February 16th. Your report omitted an important motion, which I had the honor to make and which was carried unanimously at that meeting. namely. that the State executives of the United Jewish Campaign and of the United Palestine Appeal conduct a single, joint, Stat-wide drive for the two funds.


Davenport, lowa, Feb. 10, 1926

The North Carolina Association of Jewish Women opens its fifth annual conference in Durham today.

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