Jewish Floridian, "Beth Jacob Speaker for Vaad Hatzala," article from 1/28/1944
BETH JACOB SPEAKER FOR VAAD HATZALA
Rabbi Eliezer Silver, here on a three week trip in the interests of the Vaad Hatzala, which does refugee saving work in Europe, is guest speaker at the Beth Jacob synagogue last Saturday.
'The Vaad Hatzala has done over a million dollars of refugee work since its existence. It has brought to this country approxi-mately a thousand Rabbis, deans of European Yeshivoss [sic] and their student bodies, and lay leaders of European communities. In addition it has transported a similar number of like people to Palestine, is feeding approximately 5,000 Jews in Siberia, and some Yeshiva students and faculty in Shanghai.
This year the Vaad Hatzala has taken upon itself a budget of $1,250,000. 25 per cent of this budget is to be spent on rescue work of all kinds of Jews in eastern greater Germany.
Within the past four weeks approx-imately $100,000 of this goal has been raised.
The installation of the national treasurer of the Vaad Hatzala, Abraham Cohen, will take place this Sunday night at the George Washington hotel.