U.S. Jewish Women Invested $5,500,000 in Israel Bonds During 1954
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U.S. Jewish Women Invested $5,500,000 in Israel Bonds During 1954

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American Jewish women this year have bought more than $5,500,000 worth of Israel Development Bonds. In addition to their own purchases, women volunteers have sold to the men in their families, to their friends and neighbors and to other Jewish and Christian members of their communities several million dollars’ worth of Israel Bonds.

These and other major developments of 1954 were reviewed today by the chairman of the National Women’s Division of the Israel Bond Organization, Mrs. Alexander Lowenthal of Pittsburgh, in a report to the organization’s board of governors. Mrs. Lowenthal said that more than 17,000 women took an active part in the year’s campaign, many of them as members of the 38 permanent Women’s Division units in cities from coast to coast. Since the flotation of the Israel Bond Issue early in 1954, more than 3,000 women have made individual $1,000 purchases.

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund