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Rabbi James Heller, Upa Head, Leaving for Palestine to Initiate Settlement Program

Rabbi James G. Heller, of Cincinnati, national chairman of the United Palestine Appeal, is leaving for Palestine next week to help initiate a large-scale settlement program in behalf of the Jewish survivors of war and Nazi oppression in Europe, it was announced today. During his three-months’ stay in Palastine, Rabbi Heller is expected to study every phase of the development and upbuilding program which is being supported by American Jews through the UPA.

In a statement issued in connection with Shevoth, which will be observed tomorrow and Saturday, Rabbi Heller revealed that more than 1,700 rabbis will appeal for aid to Palestine during Shevuoth services in their synagogues, and will urge support of mass Jewish settlement there.