NEW YORK (May. 19)
“An inadequate response to the UJA and Rescue Fund campaigns would gravely jeopardize the current immigration program of the Jewish Agency,” warned Dr. Emanuel Neumann, president of the Zionist Organization of America, at a meeting of ZOA regional presidents and UJA chairmen of the metropolitan Zionist districts, held at the Hotel Biltmore.
Abraham Goodman, chairman of the national executive council of the ZOA, who presided, called upon all Zionist districts to provide additional volunteers to assure the success of the UJA campaign. Scoring any attitude of complacency or apathy, Dr. Neumann said that those who fail in their duty toward the Rescue Fund are, in effect, imposing “Jewish sanctions on the State of Israel and may be held guilty of torpedoing its rescue program.”