Jewish Agency Lists Authorized Campaigns in U.S. for Israel
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Jewish Agency Lists Authorized Campaigns in U.S. for Israel

The Jewish Agency today published a list of organizations authorized to conduct campaigns this year in the United States for the benefit of Israel. Organizations on this list assure priority to the United Jewish Appeal as the major source of philanthropic funds for Israel’s immigration, absorption, and colonization programs.

Twelve organizations are included in the list made public by the Jewish Agency’s Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns. The financial data of these groups was studied and analyzed by the Committee headed by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency, before the authorization was granted.

The purpose of the Committee is to service the American Jewish community and the State of Israel, by assisting in the coordination of fundraising efforts in this country on behalf of Israel’s institutions and causes. Authorization of a campaign, however, does not imply its endorsement by the Jewish Agency. The following organizations received authorizations for 1953:

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Inc. American Friends of the Hebrew University; American Fund for Israel Institutions; American Red Mogen Dovid for Israel, Inc. (membership campaign only); American Technical Society; Hadassah; Jewish National Fund (traditional collections only); Material for Israel, Inc. (materials only); Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America; National Committee for Labor Israel (Histadruth campaign); Pioneer Women; Women’s League for Israel, Inc. (New York area).

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