Intensified Allied Jewish Campaign Activities Mark Beginning of New Year

With drives on in Albany, N. Y. and in Denver, active preparations under way for a joint drive of all the communities in North Dakota, a conference called to organize North Carolina, and forty-nine local drives scheduled for September, the beginning of the new Jewish year 5691 witnesses a speedy resumption of effort all over the United States on behalf of the $6,000,000 Allied Jewish Campaign.

Intensive work by the national chairmen, headquarters and field staffs of the campaign during the summer season, when all fund-raising efforts are usually suspended, and a steadily increasing realization by the Jews of America of the urgency of the situation in Eastern Europe and Palestine, are responsible for this unprecedentedly early resumption of effort in behalf of this campaign which, in addition to its material aspects is looked upon universally as the concrete symbol of the late Louis Marshall’s life ideal — a united Israel.

Responding to requests from the national chairmen and the heads of their own organizations, such as the central Conference of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly and the various orthodox rabbinical groups, all the Rabbis in this country will, on either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, make strong appeals to their congregations for active and generous cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee for the sake of the Jews of Eastern Europe and with the Jewish Agency in the upbuilding of Palestine.

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