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Program for Jewish Survival Outlined by UJA Leaders

In a joint New Year message to the Jewish community in America. Rabbi Hillel Silver and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, National Chairmen of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees, Overseas Needs and Palestine, today proposed a three-point program for American Jewry to assure the survival of the Jewish people in the Jewish year of 5702 which coincides with the third year of the present world war.

Rabbi Silver and Rabbi Wise outlined the program as follows: (1) to strengthen our own future existence and defense through direct moral and material aid to the Jews imprisoned in the Nazi ghettos of Europe; (2) to aid the cause of the democracies by supporting the upbuilding of Palestine as a bastion of British defense in the Middle East; (3) to promote inter-group relations in the United States through the systematic integration of refugees who have found a haven here. They declared that the United Jewish Appeal represented American Jewry’s instrumentality for putting this three-point program into effect.

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