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JDC Sends Representatives to Middle East and South America

The Joint Distribution Committee announced today that it is sending Reuben B. Resnik, former executive director of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Dallas, Texas, to Istanbul to supervise its expanding relief package service which is sending thousands of packages monthly to European Jews who have found refuge in Asiatic Russia. Mr. Resnik will also attempt to speed the emigration of 5,000 Jewish children and adults from the Balkans to Palestine. He will work together with the Middle East Advisory Committee of the JDC, in Jerusalem.

Another Texas social worker, Jacob B. Lightman, former executive director of the Jewish Community of Houston, is being sent by the JDC to South America where he will attempt to further the economic and social integration of the 125,000 Jewish immigrants in Latin America, the announcement said. He will also help to coordinate welfare activities in the older Jewish communities.