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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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