Hadassah Opposes National Budgeting; Says Zionist Program May Suffer

The Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today made public the text of a resolution adopted at its recent convention, expressing opposition to “national budgeting”. The text reads:

“Whereas the National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds has by action of its executive committee decided to resubmit a proposal for the institution of National Budgeting at its forthcoming General Assembly, and Whereas we believe such a proposal would affect the democratic pattern and development of the American Jewish Community by vesting authority in a small central committee which could never provide so accurate a cross-section of Jewish opinion as is now represented in local budgeting committees, and Whereas we view with concern any proposal that might endanger and hinder the full implementation of the Zionist program in Palestine.

“Be it therefore resolved that, although we appreciate the fact-finding services rendered by the Council of Welfare Funds and Federations to the Jewish communities and favor the continuance of these functions, National Hadassah in Convention essembled must record its opposition to the proposed national advisory budgeting and arge its constituent chapters to convey their opposition to their respective Welfare Funds and Federations.”

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