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U.J.A. Starts Two-day National Conference Tomorrow in New York

Leaders of hundreds of Jewish communities throughout the country will attend the two-day national conference of the United Jewish Appeal which will take place here this week-end. The conference, which will open Saturday evening, will climax the nationwide effort to obtain $40,000,000 in cash collections by June 21 against pledges already made to the 1959 U.J.A. campaign.

Convened at the mid-point of the 1959 drive, conference delegates will assess the mid-year status of the current UJA drive and chart its course for the last half year. Delegates will also hear and discuss reports on the long-term problems arising out of the immigration and absorption of newcomers into Israel’s social structure.

Heading the roster of outstanding speakers at the Conference are: Associate Justice William O. Douglas, of the United States Supreme Court; Yaacov Herzog, Minister Plenipotentiary of Israel to the United States and Charge d’ Affaires of the Israeli Embassy; and Morris W. Berinstein, UJA General Chairman, all of whom are featured on Saturday’s program.