NEW YORK (Jan. 27)
The United Jewish Appeal will formally launch its 1952 nationwide campaign for $151,500,000 at a national inaugural conference to be held February 24 at Miami Beach, Florida, it has been announced by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, executive vice-chairman. Dr. Schwartz said that the parley would mark the opening of both the greatest and the most crucial campaign ever undertaken by the U.J.A.
The U.J.A. executive vice-chairman stressed in particular that this year’s campaign has this great and over-riding aim–to help turn Israel’s great homecoming of 700,000 Jews into a great home making. He also pointed out that the U.J.A. must make possible the continuation of urgent programs in other areas of the world, notably in European and Moslem countries, for a total of 250,000 Jews who are directly dependent on U.J.A. funds if they are to survive.
Dr. Schwartz said that the U.J.A. in 1952 must provide for the reception and adjustment in the United States of displaced persons and other refugees, 8,500 of whom are scheduled to arrive here this year.