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$27, 750, 000 in Cash Raised by U. J. A. in One Month, Leader Reports

June 5, 1959
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A total of $27, 750, 000 in cash has been raised during the month of May in the United Jewish Appeal’s national effort to raise $40, 000, 000 in cash on 1959 UJA pledges, Melvin Dubinsky, chairman of the UJA’s National Cash Committee announced today.

The UJA National Cash Campaign began May 1, Mr. Dubinsky explained, and will continue until the start of the two-day National Cash Conference which opens Saturday, June 20, at the Hotel Roosevelt here. At that time hundreds of delegates from all parts of the United States will report on the results of the cash drives currently being conducted in their own local communities.

Discussing the results of the National Cash effort to date, Mr. Dubinsky said: “It’s a real pleasure to report progress all along the line. We are at slightly more than the half-way point in time, and we’ve already collected some $27, 750, 000 at the end of May. This allows three weeks in June to convert another $12,250, 000 in 1959 pledges into cash. It can be done if we all stay with the job right down to the finish line. “

Commenting on Mr. Dubinsky’s report, Morris W. Berinstein, general chairman, said: Mr. Dubinsky has “good reason to express this confidence, for at the pace that has been set in the cash collections during May, continued and increased effort in the few remaining weeks ahead will enable us to meet our goal in time for the National Cash Conference. ” Mr. Berinstein said that of the many hundreds of communities over the nation that had already organized and initiated their cash collection drives, a number of them have reached quotas, or are close to reaching them.

More than $100, 000 in cash advances to the 1959 United Jewish Appeal campaign was announced last night at the Catskill Mountains Regional Conference of the UJA, which formally launched the 1959 UJA campaign in this region. Eighteen communities sent more than 300 leaders to the conference. The communities had raised the cash through obtaining advance gifts from individuals as well as loans from individuals and local banks against proceeds of the campaign.

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