NEW YORK (Sep. 7)
The United Jewish Appeal today launched an emergency six-week drive to raise a minimum of $10,000,000 in cash with which to finance an October-November movement to Israel of 10,000 Jews from strife-torn Morocco.
This action was taken at a meeting of the Appeal’s top officers, who named Sol Luck-man of Cincinnati, a national chairman of the UJA, to head the $10,000,000 cash drive. At the same time, the officers set October 13 as the deadline for dollar remittances by affiliated local campaigns and created a “cash caravan” which in the next six weeks will visit more than 300 cities throughout the country to help in raising the emergency fund.
William Rosenwald, general chairman of the UJA, told the officers that more than $300,000 had poured into the UJA’s national headquarters in advance of the drive’s formal opening. Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, UJA executive vice-chairman, who returned last Friday after a 40-day survey of North Africa, Europe and Israel, reported that “rising strife and bloodshed in North Africa had led more than 70,000 Jews to register for emigration to Israel.”