Rabbis Form Body Sponsoring National U.J.A. Conference in Miami

Twenty-two rabbis of congregations throughout the Greater Miami area today formed a Committee of Rabbinical Sponsorship for the 25th National Inaugural Conference of the United Jewish Appeal which will take place here on February 17 at the Fontainebleau Hotel to commemorate the UJA’s 25th anniversary and launch its 1963 nationwide campaign for $96, 000, 000.

This marked the first time since the UJA started the launching of its annual national campaigns from the Greater Miami area that the rabbis here have taken formal and organized action in its behalf. The first time the UJA launched a campaign from the Greater Miami Area was in 1947.

In another action, the rabbis adopted a plan for insuring congregational attendance at the inaugural banquet on the evening of February 17. The plan calls for at least 10 leading representatives from each congregation to take part in the exercises that will commemorate the UJA’s quarter of a century of nationwide activity in behalf of homeless and distressed Jews the world over.

In addition, each rabbi will devote at least one of the next three Sabbath services to the United Jewish Appeal. Each will deliver a sermon on the Appeal’s achievements since 1939 in making possible the rescue, resettlement and rehabilitation of millions of victims of war and oppression.

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