NEW YORK (Mar. 31)
More than 650 communities throughout the country completed or launched campaigns for the 1940 United Jewish Appeal in the first three months of the year, it was announced today.
Warning that the very existence of the Jewish people was at stake, more than 500 orthodox rabbis meanwhile signed a solemn prayer summoning American Jewry to fulfill their sacred duty in rescuing European Jews from destruction and in rebuilding Palestine by supporting the U.J.A.
An illustration of the spirit of sacrifice with which the appeal is being met was disclosed by the U.J.A. in a report from Athol, Mass., where the Jewish community postponed construction of its synagogue for a second year in order to mobilize all its resources for the U.J.A. campaign.