NEW YORK (Jun. 29)
The United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York passed the $23, 000, 000 mark today in its 1961 campaign. The mark was passed during “Father and Son Day” in the telephone rooms at UJA headquarters, where 400 volunteer workers, representing two generations, participated in special “person-to-person” solicitations.
Former Governor and ex-U. S. Senator Herbert H. Lehman headed today’s telethon. Mayor Robert F. Wagner, chairman of the New York UJA’s Nonsectarian Community Committee, was a guest of honor. He was awarded an Israel-made silverplaque inscribed: “For notable service to Israel’s people.”
More than $1, 500, 000 of the $23, 000, 000 raised thus far in 1961 by New York UJA has been obtained by volunteer workers participating in a series of 13 “Person-to-Person” sessions dedicated to the 13th anniversary of Israel’s independence. This report was made by Mr. Lehman, who has been chairman of this phase of the current UJA drive, to a luncheon meeting of the volunteers present.