A number of his congregants sat on the board of the JIIB and, according to Hollace Ava Weiner, represented "a generation of wealthy Texans, among them lawyers, financiers, Confederate veterans, and aggressive entrepreneurs." (56) Significantly, quite a few Jewish Texans of this generation did not observe the Sabbath as a matter of course.
David Bressler reiterated Schiffs assessments the following month in an article detailing the "Results and Significance of the Galveston Movement." The piece offered a lengthy description of the "origin" and "operation" of the JIIB, including its close connection to the IRO: this immigration effort was not new, but implemented "a corollary principle to the work of distribution." (68) In his promotion of the IRO, Bressler had insisted upon the worldwide significance of distribution, and he used the cessation of the Galveston Movement as an opportunity to emphasize distribution's reformist goals.
Henry Berman, a former JIIB manager, also adopted this idiom in his assessment of the movement: "It is the goal of larger opportunities, of physical and material well-being, of better citizenship, or more wholesome assimilation which has prompted" the distribution of immigrants.