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Union’s Campaign for Funds Makes Progress Throughout Country

December 7, 1927
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Chicago to Raise $50,000; Communities Adopt Quotas (Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The campaign to raise funds for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations now in progress, is meeting with success throughout the country, it was announced here at campaign headquarters. Reports coming to David A. Brown at headquarters here indicate that in many communities the quotas assigned have been accepted, and in some instances have been exceeded.

A quota of $50,000 has been accepted by Reform Jewry of Chicago. At a dinner held at the Covenant Club at which there were present 200 prominent members of the twelve Reform congregations of the city, a resolution was passed calling for the organization of a Chicago Committee to raise the sum of $50,000 for the work of the Union. Moses Greenebaum, president of the Sinai Congregation, presided at the dinner, and was assisted by Julius Rosenwald. The speakers included Rabbi Gerson Levi, David A. Brown, and Rabbi Morris Feuerlicht.

Preceding the dinner a luncheon was held at which were present sixteen rabbis of twelve Reform congregations in the city. Dr. Gerson B. Levi, president of the Rabbinical Association of Chicago, presided. Arthur Meyerowitz explained the work of the Union and also the plans of the flying squadron to raise funds for the organization.

At a mass meeting in San Antonio, Texas, the sum of $3,700 was pledged. Rabbi Henry Cohen of Galveston is directing the campaign in Texas. Johnstown, Pa. over-subscribed its quota, a congregation of forty members having undertaken to contribute $500 annually to the Union. Campaigns will be conducted in Charleston, S. C., Savannah, Ga. and Jacksinville, Fla. At a meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, a committee undertook to raise a quota of $2,500. The Brotherhood in Denver will assume responsibility for the drive there.

Baton Rouge, La., Omaha, Neb., Hot Springs, Ark., Nashville, Tenn., Charleston, W. Va., Little Rock, Ark., St. Paul and Minneapolis, Reading, Pa., Wilmington, Del. all agreed to raise the quotas assigned, many of the cities deciding to increase the quota.

In New Orleans the three Reform congregations held a joint service at which 2,000 members were present. The congregations included Gates of Prayer, Temple Sinai, and Toura Synagogue. The speakers were Rabbi Charles S. Levi, of Milwaukee, Leon Schwartz, Mayor of Mobile, and Edgar M. Cahn, a member of the Executive Board of the Union. A quota of $10,000 was assigned to this city.

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