From the 1920s onwards, there were various organizations that promoted Jewish life and Zionism: the Dutch East Indies Zionist League, the Palestine Development Fund, the Jewish National Fund, and the Association for Jewish Interests in the Dutch East Indies. These organizations had representatives on the islands of Java, Sumatra, and Celebes. From 1926 to early 1942, the jointly published monthly magazine Erets Israel was distributed free of charge among the entire Jewish community in the Dutch East Indies.
These organizations also organized cultural and religious activities, such as theatrical productions and celebrations of the Jewish holidays.
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