Jewish Community Leaders Told More Charity Funds Can Be Raised in 1944

Jewish communities in the United States can set their fund raising goals 30 to 50 percent higher than last year in the confident expectation of realizing them, Jewish leaders were told at the annual conference of the Central Atlantic States Region of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds held here this week, attended by more than 150 representatives of communities in Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Speakers emphasized the wisdom of setting aside reserves to meet post-war uncertainties. The conference unanimously passed a resolution urging the United States to “use its good offices” with Great Britain for the abrogation of the White Paper on Palestine.

The delegates also adopted a resolution calling upon the CJFWF to “take an aggressive role in bringing about merger and/or coordination of Jewish national agencies now functioning in similar fields to the end that these agencies shall have an integrated, efficient, and economical program of meeting Jewish needs.” Another resolution urged the Council to develop a more active program of community budgetary guidance and “to determine satisfactorily the validity of agency claims, the need for the agency, any possible overlapping or duplication of service, and the justice of its budget demand, and that communities be given frank and forthright advice.”

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