Agudath Israel of America Matzoh Campaign Fund Raising Appeal Letter from February 1941

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MATZOH CAMPAIGN Agudas Israel of America
 
President RABBI ELIEZER SILVER, Cincinnati
Vice-Presidents RABBI SOLOMON FRIEDMAN
RABBI SOLOMON HYMAN SOLOMON TRAVIS, Evensville
Executive Chairmen RABBI JOSEPH D. SOLOWEICHIK, Boston
RABBI JOSHUA BAUMEL Treasurers
HIRSCH MANISCHEWITZ
ISAAC MASEL, Philadelphia
Executive Director RABBI BENJAMIN W. HENDLES
 
Shwat 5701
February 1941
 
 
Knesseth Israel Cong.
Rockdale & Washington Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Dear Friends:

We need not tell you of the tragic condition of our Jewish brethren and sisters in countries reigned by dictatorial powers. Their position grows worse momentarily and their heart-rending appeals for aid grow more desperate from day to day. They are faced with hunger, starvation, and a living death.
 
But, the holiday of FREEDOM-PASSOVER is coming. Our destitute brothers need MATZOHS and provisions! Agudas Israel has been able to establish contact in certain neutral countries for the baking and shipment of matzohs and other food products to our brethren in Nazi occupied lands. Thousands of Jewish homes in these countries are looking forward to our aid - so that they have at least matzohs for Passover.
 
Thousands of dollars are necessary for this worthy cause. We are their only hope! We must not fail them! We dare not forsake our brethren in this hour of need! Won't you help us to help them?
Will you kindly appeal to the members of your organization to contribute to this great cause, as soon as possible? May the blessings of the Almighty come to you for your generosity and sympathetic aid for these innocent victims of tragedy.
 
With Torah greetings, we are,
Cordially yours,
 
Rabbi Eliezer Silver, President
 
Hirsch Manischewitz, Treasurer
 
Rabbi Benjamin W. Hendles, Executive Director

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