Recopstitution of United Jewish Appeal Urged by Leaders of Federations in New York State

A resolution urging the Council of Jewish federations and Welfare Funds, and its membership, to continue their efforts for the reconstitution of the United Jewish Appeal, was adopted here at a conference of representatives from eight major New York State Jewish communities forming the New York Region of the Council.

The conference, which was devoted to community relations, financing of overseas needs, and post-war planning in the Jewish Community, also adopted a resolution calling for the appointment of a committee by the Council which would collaborate with the National Community Relations Advisory Council in creating local community services for the development of public relations programs suitable for their localities. These programs would be developed in cooperation with national agencies functioning in the civic protective field.

Edward H. Kavinoky of Buffalo was re-elected President of the regional group. Vice-presidents elected are: Alexander E. Helstein, Syracause; Louis Luris, Schenectady Harry Harks, Albany; and Jack H. Ruebens, Rochester. Other officers include: Franklin C. Wisbaun, Niagara Falls, Finance chairman; and Fred A. Glass, Troy, secretary. Twenty-five communal leaders were elected to the executive committee.

The principal speakers were H. L. Lurie, executive director of the CJFWF, who spoke on “Fost-War Planning in the Jewish Community”, Dr. Benjamin Akzin, formerly with the War Refugee Board, who spoke on “Jewish Overseas Needs Today”; Max Starn, executive director, Jewish Welfare Federation of Syracuse, whose address was “Fund Raising Prospects for 1945″; and Robert E. Segal, executive director, Jewish Community Council, Boston, who addressed the conference on Community Relations Planning.

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