Generally, Christadelphians stay fairly separate as a community. Money is typically donated specifically to Christadelphian ecclesias and Christadelphian charities.
However, in reading the articles below––primary sources––you may be a bit surprised to know that Christadelphians pooled their resources together and chose to break their tradition of giving specifically to Christadelphian organizations in order to help the Jews.
Jewish Refugee Fund
Brethren and sisters will be interested to know that £1,000 has been forwarded on behalf of about 140 ecclesias and many individual brethren and sisters who have sent in to The Christadelphian contributions for the relief of Jewish Refugees. We thank all who have co-operated in this work. A few contributions are to hand since the above amount was remitted, and a second contribution will be made to the Refugee Fund later.
The Rt. Hon. the Earl Baldwin, c/o The Times, Printing House Square, London, E.C.4. Feb. 4th, 1939.
My Lord, I have pleasure in sending a cheque for £1,000 (One thousand pounds) which sum has been contributed by Christadelphian Ecclesias, largely in the British Isles, and other readers of The Christadelphian, to the Fund which bears your name, for the Relief of Jewish Refugees.
Will you be good encough to earmark this sum in equal proportions for the relief of German Jewry and Jewish Refugee Children. Please acknowledge this remittance as from “Christadelphian Ecclesias and readers of The Christadelphian.”
I have the honour to be, My Lord, Your obedient servant, John Carter. 69, Eaton Square, S.W. February 6th, 1939.
Dear Mr. Carter, Thank you for your letter of the 4th February and the enclosed cheque for £1,000 from Christadelphian Ecclesias and readers of The Christadelphian. I am passing this on to the proper quarter, drawing attention to the second paragraph of your letter, and an official receipt will be sent to you in due course.
Meanwhile I should like to express to all who have contributed my warm appreciation of this very generous gift to my appeal Fund.
Yours very faithfully, Baldwin of Bewdley.
- The Christadelphian, March 1st, 1939
"In total, these articles describe over £2,000 being donated to Jewish Refugee organizations from 1939 to 1944."
Jewish Refugee Fund
A second contribution has been sent to the Lord Baldwin Fund on behalf of ecclesias and readers. We thank all who have contributed, and shall be willing to forward any further help that may be sent.
16th May, 1939. The Rt. Hon. the Earl Baldwin 32 Essex Street Strand, London, W.C.2.
My Lord, I have pleasure in sending a cheque for £250 (Two hundred and fifty pounds), being the second contribution from Christadelphian Ecclesias and readers of The Christadelphian to the Fund which bears your name, for the relief of Jewish Refugees.
Will you be good enough to earmark £150 of this amount for the relief of Jewish Refugee Children and the remainder for the Council for German Jewry.
Please acknowledge this remittance as from Christadelphian Ecclesias and readers of The Christadelphian.
I have the honour to be, My Lord, Your obedient servant, John Carter.”
- The Christadelphian, June 1st, 1939
"In 2014, the relative value of £2,000...from 1939 ranges from £105,000.00 to £627,000.00" - Measuringworth.com
Polish Jewish Refugee Fund
Mr. A. M. Kaizer, General Secretary of the Polish Jewish Refugee Fund, 33, Soho Square, London, W.1, writes acknowledging a donation of £50, sent from this office from contributions received, and expressing his committee’s sincere appreciation. The Fund fully or partially maintains 1,500 Polish Jewish refugees in Great Britain, including 150 children, mainly orphans, who were brought over before the war from the “No Man’s Land” between Germany and Poland. Assistance is also given to Jewish refugees of other nationalities from Eastern Europe.
- The Christadelphian, April 1st, 1941
Jewish Refugee Fund Pressure on space has prevented more frequent reference to the contributions which are being made for the relief of the Jews. We hoped to give particulars of the dire need of many who are escaping from the terrors of the persecution in Europe, but may have space next month. For the present we record that on behalf of the Central and other ecclesias and readers of “The Christadelphian,” at the end of last year £1,000 was sent to the Women and Children’s Appeal Committee and in January the further sums of £250 and £400. These have been gratefully acknowledged. The urgent need continues.
- The Christadelphian, June 1st, 1944
In reading through these articles, it may be difficult to grasp the amount of money that is being discussed.
In total, these articles describe over £2,000 being donated to Jewish Refugee organizations from 1939 to 1944. "In 2014, the relative value of £2,000...from 1939 ranges from £105,000.00 to £627,000.00" - Measuringworth.com
In January 2016, one British pound is worth 1.46 US dollars.
In other words, £105,000.00 is worth $153,000 and £627,000.00 is worth $915,420. That's fairly impressive for a small religious organization.