Jewish Colonization Association Votes Grants for Jewish Refugees

Special grants to assist Jewish refugees from Hungary and Egypt arriving in Great Britain were voted today at the first 1957 meeting of the Jewish Colonization Association.

The aid program will provide temporary shelter through the Central British Fund for refugees choosing to go to other countries where the Association can help either through its loan institutions or through its agricultural settlement programs.

Children and Youth Aliyah programs and the Hebrew University will again receive Association support. Substantial grants were provided for both the current budget and new building construction of the University. A variety of grants were voted for educational and communal institutions in England and overseas. An additional contribution was approved for the working capital of the Association’s Loan bank, the Caisse de Marrage, to benefit immigrants to France from North Africa.

Continued support was voted for the Association’s projects in Argentina, Brazil Canada. North Africa and Israel, with special benefits for ORT establishments in Iran, Israel and North Africa. Sir Henry d’Avigdor Goldsmid, M. P., was re-elected Association president.

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