NEW YORK (Oct. 3)
An appeal to American Jewry to bear with the people of Israel “the task of completing the absorption and integration of Israel’s new comers, and providing haven and opportunity for the tens of thousands who still must come to its shores,” was issued here by Edward M.M. Warburg, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.
Calling attention to the launching by the United Jewish Appeal of an emergency three-month campaign to raise $35,000,000 in cash to give Israel urgently needed food stocks and to ship large quantities of housing materials and medical and health supplies, Mr. Warburg expressed the hope that “American Jews, as in the past, will understand the need and respond swiftly and generously.” He urged that the High Holy Days serve as a period of rededication “to the task of extending fullest help to Israel’s people in overcoming their present difficulties.”
Mr. Warburg lauded especially Israel’s role in welcoming “nearly 700,000 homeless and endangered refugees from the DP camps, Eastern Europe, and Arab and Moslem lands” in the last three-and-a-half years, urging that “this splendid record” be continued in the new year through support of the United Jewish Appeal.