Detroit Campaign Exceeds 1959 Total; May Pass $5,000,000 Mark

Detroit’s Allied Jewish Campaign for this year ended on a high note today when Isidore Sobeloff, executive vice-president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, announced that contributions totaling at least $4,910,000 will have been secured when all the figures are in.

Last year, the campaign totaled $4,850,000. This year’s final figure, Mr. Sobeloff said, may exceed the $5,000,000 mark.

Max M. Fisher, Federation president, and Irwin I. Cohn, chairman of the campaign, said today that this year’s drive was “a cause for deep satisfaction, in view of the increased interest shown in the United Jewish Appeal and in the major local causes served by the campaign.” So far this year, the leaders said, more than 20,000 individuals had enrolled as campaign contributors.

Prof. William Haber, of the University of Michigan, addressing the final campaign dinner, commended the Detroit community for its “attainments in the field of education.” American Jewry, he said, must place greater emphasis upon Jewish education “as a means of assuring the enrollment of the Jewish youth in future communal and philanthropic efforts.”

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