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N.Y. Delegation Pledges to Raise $10,000,000 Among Fraternal Groups for Israel Housing

Seven thousand Jewish fraternal and benevolent organizations in the Greater New York area will raise $10,000,000 next year in an emergency campaign for Israel housing, it was announced here today by the special five-member delegation of the Council of Organizations of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York on the eve of the group’s return to the United States.

Max Ogust, executive chairman of the Council, said in a statement: “Our affiliated organizations will as never before mobilize their memberships for the greatest rescue work ever needed. If Israel does not receive immediately a good deal of help from the U.J.A., large-scale incoming immigration may crack Israel’s economy wide open.” The delegates conferred with members of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem and visited several of the immigrant reception camps now inundated by the heavy downpour that has not abated for more than a week.