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Junior Hadassah Raises $91,000 for Palestine Projects

Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, raised $91,000 this year for the support of education, social service and settlement projects for youth in Palestine, it was announced today in connection with the four-day convention of the organization opening here on November 26 at the Hotel Plaza.

Delegates to the convention will be asked to adopt a plan for the enlargement of the Children’s Village of Meier Shfeyah, near Haifa, where underprivileged children are trained in essential rural occupations, and also will be asked to plan more extensive participation by Junior Hadassah in the Youth Aliyah project, which settles and trains European refugee children in Palestine. One of the convention sessions will be devoted to plans for the coming year’s civilian defense work of the organization’s members, More than 1,000 delegates and alternates, representing Junior Hadassah’s 20,000 members in 265 cities, are expected to attend the convention.