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Ten Major Cities Contribute $50,000,000 to U. J. A, Drive; New York Raises $29,000,000

Campaigns concluded in ten leading American cities have raised approximately $50,000,000 for the United Jewish Appeal, representing one-half of the nation-wide $100,000,000 goal set by the U. J. A. to cope with the needs of Jews in Europe and Palestine during 1946.

Among these ten cities, New York occupies first place, having raised more than $29,000,000. Philadelphia contributed $5,000,000; Detroit, $2,750,000; Cleveland, $2,150,000; St. Louis, $1,450,000. Baltimore, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City and Buffalo are the other cities among the first ten.

Chicago and Boston will launch their drives for the United Jewish Appeal early in September. Chicago has set its goal at $9,750,000 while Boston will seek $5,425,000. During the first eight months of this year, the U. J. A. has raised more than $72, 000, 000 in approximately 2, 000 local community drives. About 1,500 other communities will start their U.J.A. campaigns this Fall.

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