NEW YORK (Sep. 23)
The United Jewish Appeal announced today the formation of an overseas study mission made up of 80 prominent communal and philanthropic leaders who will leave New York for a three-week fact-finding visit to Jewish refugee centers in Europe and Israel. The 80-member mission will make its study in preparation for the UJA’s 1957 nationwide campaign.
William Rosenwald, general chairman of the UJA, who made the announcement, will serve as chairman of the mission. He pointed out that the study group will look into the operation, results and shortcomings of refugee aid programs that have been financed out of this year’s UJA drive but that its main function will be to determine the needs that the UJA must meet next year.
The mission’s findings, Mr. Rosenwald noted, will be put before the UJA’s annual national conference in New York at the end of November. Its recommendations, he added, will have important bearing in arriving at the Appeal’s 1957 fund-raising goals.