First Yom Kippur Israel Bond Appeal

Rabbi Rosenblatt convinced his leadership that he could appropriately gear his Yom Kippur message to “lead directly into modern Jewry’s duties toward the reborn Jewish national home” and raised a record $100,000 of Israel bonds. In his memoirs Rabbi Rosenblatt wrote, “Our congregation had shown the way [and many other] Orthodox synagogues of Baltimore soon followed suit.”

ISRAEL BOND APPEAL – Rabbi Rosenblatt made Kol Nidre night appeals for Israel Bonds beginning in 1952 and said “my congregation responded nobly.”

Days of My Years, 1976, Photo: BT Bulletin