NEW YORK (Dec. 3)
More than 1,400 delegates from all parts of the country will assemble in New York this coming week-end to map plans for the 1962 campaign of the United Jewish Appeal, it was announced here today. The plans will be discussed at the 24th annual National Conference of the UJA which will open on December 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Facing the delegates will be a proposed 1962 campaign goal of the $95,000,000 of which $35,000,000 would be sought as a Special Fund to help meet the greatly augmented costs of increased immigration to Israel. The $95,000,000 would be used to aid 600,000 persons in 1962, including several hundred thousand still unabsorbed immigrants in Israel as well as new immigrants, Jews in need in 27 other countries, and refugees to the United States.
Joseph Meyerhoff, UJA general chairman, noting the start of the Chanukah holiday, today called upon the American Jewish community to respond to the drive for greater funds “in the spirit of Chanukah–that spirit of perpetual renewal and rededication which has been a beacon in the hearts and minds of our people through the centuries.” “The people of Israel,” he said, “who have already been paying for two-thirds of the costs of immigration, have now assumed an even greater share of the responsibility. We must be ready to do our part in resettling our people and preparing them for a happier future.”