Jewish Agency Issues List of Authorized Campaigns for Israel in U.S.

A list of organizations authorized to conduct public fund-raising campaigns in the United States for the benefit of Israel in 1958 was released today by the Jewish Agency’s Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns.

The committee, which coordinates fund-raising for Israel in this country, was established nine years ago under the auspices of the Jewish Agency and includes representatives of the United Jewish Appeal, the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the United Israel Appeal. The Jewish Agency invites contributors to Israel causes to inquire at its New York offices for information concerning any fund-raising activities on behalf of Israel.

In releasing its list of authorized agencies, the Committee declared that the continued influx of Jewish refugees to Israel makes it more imperative than ever to assure priority for the United Jewish Appeal and to coordinate fund-raising efforts throughout the United States. The following twelve organizations received authorization after the Committee studied their financial data and after they pledged priority to the United Jewish Appeal as the major source of philanthropic funds for Israel’s immigration, absorption and colonization program

American Committee for the Weizman Institute of Science; American Friends of the Hebrew University; American-Israeli Cultural Foundation; American Red Mogen Dovid for Israel (membership campaign only); American Technion Society; Federated Council of Israel Institutions; Hadassah; Jewish National Fund (traditional collections only); Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America; National Committee for Labor Israel (Histadruth Campaign); Pioneer Women, the Women’s Labor Zionist Organization of America; Women’s League for Israel, (New York area). Authorization of a campaign does not imply its endorsement by the Jewish Agency.

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