PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 2)
A call to Zionists through the country to dedicate themselves to the “most urgent task before American Jewry” to provide the funds for meeting the emergency created by the wave of emigration of Rumanian Jews into Israel was issued from the national executive council of the Zionist Organization of America which met here yesterday in all-day session.
The call was voiced by Abraham A. Redelheim, ZOA president, who in a keynote address said that the “large-scale emigration of Jews of Rumania to Israel now under way” may be a prologue to one of the most momentous events in all Jewish history,” the mass movement of a large portion of Eastern European Jewry to Israel. “
Summoning the fullest participation of the organization’s leadership in the national UJA emergency conference on February 15 in New York, Mr. Redelheim announced that the ZOA is also planning three geographically distributed area conferences “to stimulate the fullest expression of Zionist initiative in mobilizing support for the special UJA campaign.”
Joining in the call for the mobilization of the fullest support for the campaign were Dr. Emanuel Neumann, member of the Jewish Agency executive, and Rabbi Max Nussbaum of Hollywood, chairman of the ZOA National Executive Council.