LOS ANGELES (Dec. 19)
A check for $3,000,000 was presented yesterday to Berl Locker, of Jerusalem, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency, as an advance contribution of the Jewish community of Los Angeles to the 1950 campaign of the United Jewish Appeal, which is seeking to meet needs in Israel, Europe and elsewhere totalling $272,455,800 in the coming year.
The presentation of this check climaxed a special conference at the Ambassador Hotel here during which more than 1,600 community leaders joined to celebrate “Ingathering of the Exiles” Day, which was observed throughout the state of Israel to signify the fact that Israel’s Jewish population has reached the one million mark. The check was presented by Charles Brown, conference chairman.
Accepting the contribution on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal, Mr. Locker said: “It took Israel sixty years to develop into a nation of 1,000,000 Jews. With the help of American Jews, we shall gather in and absorb another million people in the next five or six years.”