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Two $25,000 Subscriptions to New York United Jewish Campaign Announced

March 21, 1926
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Two $25,000 contributions to the United Jewish Campaign of New York were announced by William Fox, chairman of the $6,000,000 Campaign which New York Jewry is endeavoring to raise as its quota of the $15,000,000 Overseas chest fund.

The donors of the gifts were Samuel C. Lamport, cotton goods merchant, and Joseph Frankel, clothing manufacturer. Both Messrs. Lamport and Frankel have volunteered to lead groups in their industries.

In making public the receipt of the $50,000 to the campaign, Mr. Fox also announced the change in the date of the opening of the drive from April 11th to April 25th.

In his letter announcing a contribution of $25,000 Mr. Lamport told of conditions among Polish Jews as he saw them when he was a visitor to that country recently. He declared that American Jewry would be guilty of “criminal neglect” if they didn’t come to the aid of their suffering and starving co-religionists in foreign lands.

At a meeting of the American Clothiers’ Association Dr. Henry Moskowitz made an appeal for cooperation in the United Jewish Campaign of Greater New York. Dr. Moskowitz, who recently made a tour of the East European countries, declared that the greatest tragedy in the history of the Jews is now facing the Jews of those countries. He said that the tragedy was even greater than that which befell them during the Spanish Inquisition, for at that time the Jews were able to move, to flee from Spain, but today, he said, with restrictive immigration in America, the Jews have no place to go to.

Mr. Joseph Frankel, one of the contributors of $25,000, was also a speaker. He was selected to head the clothing division and a committee was appointed to assist him in selecting associates in the industries.

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