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Resumption of United Jewish Appeal Sought by Council of Jewish Federations

A renewed effort to bring about resumption of the United Jewish Appeal, whose dissolution was announced last week, was made today by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds in a telegram sent to Paul Bearwald, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee and to Rabbi James Heller, chairman of the United Palestine Appeal.

The telegram, signed by Sidney Hollander, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, reads as follows: “Overwhelming Welfare Fund sentiments is that decision to conduct independent appeal by the J.D.C. and U.P.A. threaten to involve communities in extreme difficulties in raising funds and in arriving at equitable decisions on relative needs. Fears are also expressed that less funds would be made available under these conditions in spite of largely increased needs. As president of the Council I strongly urge your organization to submit your differences to arbitration by mutually acceptable procedure. Prompt action in response to this telegram is essential to our mutual causes and objectives.”