NEW YORK (Feb. 19)
In a direct answer to Soviet attacks on Jews and the State of Israel, New Yorkers have already contributed $5,000,000 to the United Jewish Appeal in 1953, twice the amount given in the same period last year, Louis Broido, president of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, reported to the organization’s campaign cabinet today.
The funds are being used to aid Jews fleeing Soviet anti-Semitism, to finance their resettlement in Israel and other democratic havens, and to meet related needs, Mr. Broido reported. Emergency facilities have already been set up in West Berlin by the United Jewish Appeal’s Joint Distribution Committee to aid Jewish refugees coming across the border. The campaign cabinet unanimously endorsed an appeal calling on New Yorkers of all faiths for increased financial support and volunteer services “so that no lives may be lost for lack of funds.”