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U. J. A. Reconstituted in Winnpeg; Local Agencies Lose Priorities

The United Jewish Appeal of Winnipeg has been reconstituted for 1956 with local agencies losing the priority status they have enjoyed in past years. In a joint statement issued by officials of the Jewish Welfare Fund of Winnipeg the Mid-West Region Zionist organization of Canada and the Western Division of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the UJA “new look” was announced.

“Because of deep concern for the tremendous overseas needs,” the statement read, “the basis of the UJA agreement as it existed for the past six years is being completely revamped.” In 1956, under the proposed new arrangement, if the minimum requirements of the three participating organizations are not raised, any shortage of funds will be prorated among the three. “This will necessarily mean that the priorities previously established for local agencies will be eliminated,” the announcement said.

In the past, local priorities were established-and meant that the first charge on campaign funds went for the budgetary requirements of local agencies.