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U.J.A. Urges U.S. Jewish Communities to Borrow Funds from Banks to Meet Israel Needs

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The United Jewish Appeal disclosed during the weekend that 5,600 Jewish communities throughout the country had been requested to begin preparations to meet needs in Israel and other parts of the world through their 1950 campaigns for the U.J.A. The announcement said the communities were asked to borrow Large sums of money from banks and other financial institutions for immediate transmittal to the Appeal in advance of campaign collections.

Henry Morgenthau, Jr., general chairman of the U.J.A., reported that the most urgent problem confronting U.J.A. beneficiary agencies, and the one that will require the largest fund immediately, is the care and settlement of 90,000 newcomers to Israel “who are crowded into tents and barracks at primitive reception centers.” Mr. Morgenthau warned that this situation has become “so critical that a minimum of $4,000,000 must be spent monthly by the Jewish Agency” to care for the new immigrants.

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