United Jewish Appeal Mission Departs Today for Israel; Will Hold Ten-day Discussions
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United Jewish Appeal Mission Departs Today for Israel; Will Hold Ten-day Discussions

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A three-man mission of the United Jewish Appeal will depart tomorrow for Israel to participate in a ten-day series of discussions concerning U.J.A. aid to the Jewish state. Members of the mission are Edward M.M. Warburg, general chairman of the U.J.A.; Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, executive vice-chairman, and Morris W. Berinstein, chairman of the U.J.A. Campaign Cabinet.

The mission will confer in Jerusalem with leading members of the Jewish Agency and the Israel Government on both long and short range programs related to the mass rescue of threatened Jewish populations in Eastern Europe and the Moslem world and on means for expediting the absorption of each new wave of newcomers.

The mission will give special attention to the immediate housing and settlement needs of 150,000 immigrants transferred to Israel with U.J.A. funds since the start of the year, and will seek to estimate costs for the movement, reception and initial shelter of some 60,000 Jews whose transfer to Israel from Balkan and Near Eastern trouble zones must be effected before December 31.

Mr. Warburg, Dr. Schwartz and Mr. Berinstein will follow their talks in Jerusalem with a field survey of existing and projected immigrant reception and medical facilities, temporary housing and rural settlements either financed through the United Jewish Appeal or dependent on the Appeal’s nation-wide campaign for early construction and operation.

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