1,500 Jewish Leaders Pledge Maximum Aid to U.J.A. Campaign
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1,500 Jewish Leaders Pledge Maximum Aid to U.J.A. Campaign

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Fifteen hundred leaders of the Council of Organizations of the United Jewish Appeal, representing a million New York Jews, solemnly pledged to mobilize all their resources behind the UJA’s 1957 relief and survival campaign and its special $100,000,000 Emergency Rescue Fund. The pledge was made at the Council’s 18th annual Officers Luncheon following an address by Levi Eshkol, Finance Minister for Israel.

The Israel Minister declared that Israel’s most fervent wish is for peace in the Middle East “so that we as well as our Arab neighbors can devote ourselves entirely to constructive projects and economic and cultural development.” Other speakers at the Luncheon included Jack D. Weiler, general chairman of the UJA’s New York campaign and, Louis Segal, secretary general of the Labor Zionist Organization of America.

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