NEW YORK (Sep. 4)
The United Jewish Appeal has launched a nationwide drive to obtain a critically needed $39, 212, 000 in cash by December 10, Joseph Meyerhoff, UJA general chairman, announced today. The cash is sought to maintain urgent immigrant aid programs in Israel, where immigration has risen sharply in recent months, and to continue vital welfare and rehabilitation programs in Israel and 26 other countries.
“The rate of immigration into Israel has risen steeply in the last few months, ” Mr. Meyerhoff said. “At the beginning of the year we anticipated an immigration of some 30,000. It is now clear that we will have many thousands more entering Israel. This makes it imperative that we attain our full 1961 UJA goal in cash by year’s end in order to avert a slowing-up or even a halt in some of our most important programs.
“The cash goal of $39, 212, 000 has been set in order to bring our total cash collection to the $72, 740, 000 national UJA goal for 1961, ” Mr. Meyerhoff continued. “This was a minimal goal which was set in order to meet the requirements which we projected at the beginning of 1961 for UJA’s global aid programs.