Weizmann Receives U.J.A. Delegation; Member of Group Announces Housing Project Plans

The 35-member United Jewish Appeal delegation now touring Israel was yesterday received by President Weizmann at his home in Rehovoth.

The President told the delegation: “You have seen how we are arranging our home. How much blood and toil it has cost. We do not want charity from you, but you must understand that hundreds of thousands of displaced Jews from Europe are knocking at our door and we must provide them with a home and a roof. So please tall our brethren in the United States that this investment is necessary.”

After their visit with the President, the members of the delegation toured the Sieff Institute of Science in Rehovoth. They were greatly impressed by the work being done in the modern laboratories. Later, Rabbi Joseph Golberman, a member of the delegation and a leader of Hungarian-Jewish organizations in the U.S., announced that his groups had decided to build a number of housing projects in Israel for Jews arriving from Hungary. Each unit, he said, would be composed of a house with 100 individual one-room apartments. The kitchen and a kindergarten will be operated on a communal basis. Each immigrant will be permitted to remain in his apartment for one year, rent free, after which he will be expected to move to more permanent quarters and turn over his living space to a new arrival.

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