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Report Concerning Suffering Jews in San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

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Publication Date: January 1907

Publisher(s): Kohn & Pollock Inc.

Author(s): Nathan Bijur

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Environment (Natural disasters)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: communal organization; natural disaster; social services; funding

Type: Other

Coverage: California United States


The Committee visited relief camps and interviewed Rabbis and leaders of communal institutions, such as the Orphan Asylum, to assess the impact of the earthquake on the San Francisco Jewish Community. It found a general increased need for funding for relief purposes. It was decided that no special immediate relief fund for Jews was needed, but that the problem of support for the existing relief societies could be met by using existing reserve funds, and, if necessary, an appeal to the wealthier members of the community.

In Proceedings of the 4th National Conference of Jewish Charities, 1906, Kohn & Pollock Inc.