NEW YORK (Dec. 28)
The thirteenth annual conference of the Greater New York Council of Jewish Organizations adopted a resolution yesterday suggesting that the United Palestine Appeal adopt a $5,000,000 quota.
More than 1,000 delegates representing some 250 Jewish communal and fraternal organizations, with an aggregate membership of 500,000, endorsed the resolution. Judge Hyman J. Reit presided at the morning session and Charles Ress, president of the council, in the afternoon.
The resolution urged the National Conference on Palestine to be held in Washington January 24, “to adopt a quota of $5,000,000 as the irreducible minimum representing American Jewry’s share in the rebuilding of the Jewish National Home and the solution of the sum required to meet the problem of distressed European Jewry which looks to Palestine for salvation from despair and oppression.”