Agencies Seeking Funds for Israel in U.S. Asked to Review Requirements

All agencies seeking support from American Jewish communities for programs in Israel were asked today to jointly review their requirements “in view of the extraordinary nature of Israel’s needs for 1956.”

The request was made as a result of a resolution adopted here at the General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds which concluded its sessions this Sunday. The agencies were asked to present, through the Jewish Agency, an approved program of campaigning, in coordination with the United Jewish Appeal, so that maximum results may be obtained for activities receiving priority clearance.

The Assembly of the CJFWF, which was attended by more than 500 Jewish community leaders from all parts of the country, noted the serious shortage of trained, professional personnel in Jewish community organizations. In a resolution aimed at bridging this gap, the Assembly urged the communities to take steps to “interest more young men and women to enter the field of Jewish communal service.” The resolution also encouraged the establishment of scholarship funds to aid in recruitment of professional social workers.

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