New York (Feb. 28)
Agreement on the allocation of funds to be raised by the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York in a single unified dampaign on behalf of four major national Jewish organizations – the Joint Distribution Committee, United Palestine Appeal, National Refugee Service, and National Jewish Welfare Board – was announced last night by Samual Schneierson, chairman of the allocations committee for the 1945 campaign in Greater New York.
After days of intensive study of the needs of the agencies by the members of the allocation committee, it was unanimously agreed that funds raised by the 1945 campaign would be allocated on the following basis, After making provision for the National Refugee Service, which cares for refugees in the United States and for the National Jewish Welfare Board, which is the authorized agency serving the Jewish men and women fighting in the American armed forces, the Committee allocated 57 percent of the remainder to the Joint Distribution Committee and 43 percent to the United Palestine Appeal.
Provision was made covering the traditional collections by the Jewish National Fund, a constituent agency of the United Palestine Appeal. Provision was also made permitting the acceptance of funds for specific projects from landsmanschaften organizations by the Joint Distribution Committee. The agreement was hailed by Jewish community leaders in New York City as a great step forward in maintaining the unity of Jewish community effort here.