Joint Defense Appeal Launches $6,100,000 Campaign for This Year
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Joint Defense Appeal Launches $6,100,000 Campaign for This Year

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A campaign to raise $6,100,000 this year for the work of the Joint Defense Appeal–fund-raising arm of the American Jewish Committee and the And: Defamation League of B’nai B’rith–was inaugurated at a dinner here last night. Andrew Goodman, campaign chairman, pointed out that the quota represents a $500,000 increase over last year’s goal, to meet the expansion of the programs of the JDA agencies “in those areas where there are critical problems of anti-Semitism and group tensions.”

United States Senator Jacob K. Javits, who delivered the principal address at the dinner, told the assemblage that the spread of hate literature in the South has multiplied fourfold since the school integration crisis arose, after the Supreme Court’s desegregation ruling was handed down.

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