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West Coast Communities Pledge Increased Aid to Joint Defense Appeal Campaign

Major Jewish communities on the West coast have pledged increased assistance in the fight against anti-Semitism following a recent visit by Donald Oberdorfer, of Atlanta, national chairman of the Joint Defense Appeal, it was announced here today.

Mr. Oberdorfer will report on this new development at the forthcoming meeting of the JDA national executive committee on September 6-7 at the Blackstone Hotel, in Chicago. The meeting will bring together all 50 members of the Committee from every section of the country, who will discuss plans for aiding the JDA, which is the financial arm of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.