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Rothenberg, Lipsky Launch Palestine Fund Campaign in Norwich and Richmond

May 3, 1933
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Morris Rothenberg, president of the Zionist Organization of America, was the guest of honor at a meeting to launch the 1933 American Palestine Campaign in the community. Mr. Rothenebrg, referring to present conditions in Germany, declared that the world Jewish outlook made Zionism more than ever inescapable. In response to his plea, a larger sum than was raised last year was contributed to the Jewish Agency fund-raising effort from among the audience.

Rabbi Joseph N. Rosenberg, chairman of the Norwich Campaign, presided. Other officers of the drive, which will continue for the next two weeks, include Michael Levin and Louis Pollack, vice-chairmen; Rabbi Max Stamm, treasurer, and M. T. Silverman, secretary.

The Jews of America were urged to continue a forcible protest against Hitlerism in Germany and, at the same time, to raise a maximum fund to accelerate the rebuilding of the Jewish National Home in Palestine in an address delivered at a mass meeting Sunday by Louis Lipsky, national chairman of the American Palestine Campaign, who came here to inaugurate the American Palestine Campaign in the city. J. Leicester Watts, chairman of the drive, presided.

Mr. Lipsky addressed a rally of workers in the morning, and then spoke on Palestine over the local radio station. Another speaker at the mass meeting was A. Hamlin, secretary of the Gewerkschaften Campaign. The community has set itself a quota of $3,500. The officers in addition to Mr. Watts, are; Rabbi Joseph E. Raffaeli, Mrs. Herman Watskey, Bernard Siegel, B. M. Flax and Mrs. Nathan Flax, vice chairmen; Samuel I. Slades, treasurer; A. L. Merkle, secretary; Miss Sarah Lee Gerson, financial secretary; Dr. M. M. Spiegel, chairman of campaign headquarters.

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