Council of Jewish Women Votes Support for Rumanian Jews

Delegates to the biennial national convention of the National Council of Jewish Women today pledged the support of the organization to the assistance of the Rumanian Jews pouring into Israel. The 800 delegates called on the 110,000 Council members to give “maximum support” to the United Jewish Appeal 1959 campaign.

Mrs. Frank Cohen, of New York, chairman an of the National Overseas Committee, said that the Council’s scholarship and fellowship programs were “meeting the greatest need in Israel today–to help the newcomer become an integrated citizen.”

She reported that the NCJW had granted 150 scholarships to date to education and welfare service leaders from 15 Jewish communities abroad to study at United States universities.

Mrs. Benjamin Robinson of Montreal, president of the International Council of Jewish Women, told the delegates that “a great concern for Jewish survival is being expressed in Jewish communities throughout the world” and that “a demand for the teaching of our traditions to young people is coming from the most sophisticated countries, such as Sweden, Israel and South Africa.”

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