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JOSEPH M. PROSKAUER 
President 
WALTER E. BEER
Treasurer
LOUIS J. GRUMBACH 
Associate Treasurer 
ALBERT J. ERDMANN 
Comptroller 
HERMAN LISSNER 
Secretary 
SOLOMON LOWENSTEIN 
Executive Director 


FEDERATION 
FOR THE SUPPORT OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETIES OF NEW YORK CITY 
[[image - seal of the Federation]]
71 WEST 47 STREET 
TELEPHONE BRYANT 9-7130

FELIX M. WARBURG 
Chairman of the Board 
ARTHUR LEHMAN 
Associate Chairman of the Board 
MRS. SIDNEY C. BORG 
Vice-President 
HON. ALBERT GOLDMAN 
Vice-President 
SAMUEL D. LEIDESDORF
Vice-President 
IRA M. YOUNKER
Vice-President

September 10, 1931

Dear Friends:- 

The solemn high Holy Days always meant for Jews a searching of soul, an attempt to realize a man's relation to his God and to his fellowmen, and particularly to the needy amount the latter. This year, because of the prevailing conditions, more than ever before is intense need at our very door. Our fellow-Jews are crying for help from their more fortunate brethren. Our relief societies, in addition to their normal burdens, must accept the heavy obligations imposed by widespread unemployment. Our hospitals and our child-caring agencies find their work vastly increased and their income diminished. 

The Jewish community, to maintain its self-respect and its honor caring for its own, must maintain its institutions through these dark hours of privation. Federation has pledged in the name of the community that the work shall go on,- the needy be relieved, the sick be healed, the aged, the orphan and the widow succored. Federation means you and all the others in this community who have feeling for their fellowman. We urgently require your help to meet this great communal obligation, the help that you can most readily extend by prompt payment of the enclosed statement of your account. 

With a profound sense of the blessings of this sacred season, and wishing you and yours joy and health and prosperity for the coming year, I am, on behalf of the Federation's beneficiaries

Faithfully yours, 

Joseph M. Proskauer
Joseph M. Proskauer 
President 

JMP:LF
Encl. 
 

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