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Jack Davis Named Chairman of Combined Drive for Reform Judaism

Jack Davis of New York, noted Reform Jewish layman, has been appointed general chairman of the nationwide Combined Campaign for American Reform Judaism, it was announced today. The campaign, which has a 1960-61 fiscal year goal of $4,122,769, is conducted for support of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The campaign will be launched October 4.

Mr. Davis succeeds A. B. Polinsky of San Diego, California. Funds raised by the campaign are divided equally between the UAHC and the HUC-JIR. Io its campaign for 1959-60, which ended on June 30th, the campaign brought together a total of $3,328,008. 32 representing a better than six percent increase over its previous year’s fund-raising result.

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