NEW YORK (Oct. 24)
The Allotment Committee, appointed to distribute all funds in excess of $8,800,000 raised by the 1941 United Jewish Appeal, today announced the allocation of an initial sum of $2,800,000 assigned to it for distribution among the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal and the National Refugee Service. The sum was distributed as follows: $1,275,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee, 800,000 to the United Palestine Appeal, and $725,000 to the National Refugee Service.
The sum of $2,800,000, added to the $8,800,000 previously set aside for division on the basis of the original agreement constituting the 1941 United Jewish Appeal, represents a minimum estimate of the net total of $11,600,000 available for distribution in 1941 on the basis of the results achieved thus far. Fall campaigns which will be carried on in various parts of the country during the next two months are expected to yield additional funds for distribution to the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal and the National Refugee Service.
The agreement for the 1941 United Jewish Appeal provided for the distribution of the first $8,800,000 as follows: $4,275,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee, $2,525,000 to the United Palestine Appeal, and $2,000,000 to the National Refugee Service. The Allotment Committee concerned itself exclusively with funds available for distribution over and above the $8,800,000 provided for in the national agreement. The Committee consisted of two representatives each of the JDC and the UPA and three representatives of Welfare Fund communities approved by both the JDC and the UPA. Harold F. Linder and Dr. Solomon Lowenstein of New York represented the JDC; Charles J. Rosenbloom of Pittsburgh and Dr. Abba Hillel Silver of Cleveland represented the UPA; and Amos S. Deinard of Minneapolis, Frederick F. Greenman of New York, and Samuel Markell of Boston represented the Welfare Fund communities. Dr. Eli Ginzberg of Columbia University served as Director of Research of the Allotment Committee which was headed by Dr. Greenman as chairman. All funds raised above the sum of $11,600,000 will go to the Allotment Committee for distribution.