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Emergency National Conference of U.J.A. to Be Held in Washington Next Month

Jewish communal leaders have been summoned to attend an emergency national conference of the United Jewish Appeal, which will be held in Washington on September 10 and 11 to consider the progress of the UJA’s nationwide drive and to chart a course of action for the balance of the year. The invitations to the conference were issued by Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.

Emphasizing the importance of the emergency meeting, Mr. Morgenthau said that the men and women who “have borne the brunt of the achievements of the past must gather to chart the course for the future.” He added that “none of us wishes the fate of the Jewish people to be decided by default.” Citing the present situation in Israel, where 68,000 immigrants are housed in tents and barracks because of the continuing lack of funds to erect adequate housing, Mr. Morgenthau said that the American Jewish community is now at the crossroads of its world responsibility.