NEW YORK (Mar. 9)
A full-scale mobilization of Zionist forces in support of the emergency UJA campaign to finance the current mass immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe to Israel got under way yesterday with the convening in Boston of the first of three large area conferences summoned in response to a call by Abraham A. Redelheim, president of the Zionist Organization of America.
Key workers and leaders of ZOA regions and districts in all areas across the country have indicated their decision to attend these conferences, reflecting the fullest expression of Zionist initiative in rallying massive support for the special UJA campaign. In his call announcing the convening of the three geographically distributed area conferences, Mr. Redelheim underscored the great challenge posed by the new influx of East European Jews whose “absorption into the hard-pressed Israel economy is not the responsibility of Israel alone, but the responsibility of the Jewish people everywhere, particularly American Jewry.”
The first ZOA area conference, in Boston, was attended by ZOA leaders from communities in New England, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The conference was addressed by Meir Grossman, member of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem, and Dewey Stone, chairman of the United Israel Appeal and national co-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Pittsburgh will be the site of the second area conference, to be held on Sunday, March 22.