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American Jewish Congress Continuing Relief Activities, but Halting Duplicated Services

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The American Jewish Congress which last Wednesday announced suspension of certain phases of its administrative relief machinery issued an explanatory statement today through Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of its executive committee. Rabbi Miller’s statement declared:

“Many inquiries that have been received as a result of our statement yesterday indicate the need for some further clarification of our action. We are suspending within the United States those administrative aspects of our relief activities which relate to the packaging, processing and shipping of relief supplies overseas. We are continuing the work of our location service. We shall similarly continue our activities in this country in support of the children’s homes maintained in Europe by the World Jewish Congress and we shall ship supplies to those homes directly from our national headquarters in New York. Our decision will in no way affect the relief activities of the World Jewish Congress in other countries, particularly in Latin America, where conditions similar to those in the United States do not exist. Meanwhile, our members have been urged to intensify their participation in drives for the collection of relief supplies but to channel those supplies through the facilities of other agencies.”

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