The 1935 United Jewish Appeal campaign has obtained more than $750,000 toward its national goal of $3,250,000 to aid the Jews of Germany and Eastern Europe and for the settlement of Jews in Palestine, it was announced yesterday by Felix M. Warburg, national chairman of the drive.
Forty-seven communities which organized early this year for participation in the national campaign have already completed their drives, raising the quotas assigned to them, Mr. Warburg said. One hundred campaigns are now in progress from coast to coast. Others will be launched early in June. It is expected that the million dollar mark will be reached within the next fortnight.
A return to pre-depression standards of giving is presaged in the response of numerous cities, who are reporting contributions well above those of previous years, the report on income stated. Realization of the urgency of the objectives of the Appeal and rising optimism over domestic economic conditions are reflected in the reports sent by local chairmen to campaign headquarters in New York City, Mr. Warburg said. Communities have reported increases ranging from ten toas high as one hundred per cent over last year’s contributions.