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Jewish Women of United States Contributed $10,042,564 to U. J. A. in First Half of 1949

American Jewish women contributed $10,042,564 to the United Jewish Appeal drive in the first six months of 1949, Mrs. Ernest G. Wadel, chairman of the U. J. A.’s women’s division, announced today. She said the sum represents only “partial reports from 155 communities out of 257 which are conducting women’s division campaigns in the Spring phase of the U. J. A. drive.”

In her mid-year report on the status of women’s divisions, Mrs. Wadel declared: “It is personally gratifying to see American Jewish women taking an increasingly important role in community drives throughout the country. It shows that women, no longer content to be ‘silent’ partners in helping solve the greatest problem to face the Jewish people, are not only contributing substantial monies to the United Jewish Appeal, but are investing time, energy and imagination in their local drives to become full partners in making the campaign a success.”