United Hias Baises $750,000 for U. J. A. at Dinner Honoring New York Mayor

Gifts totalling $750,000 were contributed last night to the 1963 United Jewish Appeal rescue and resettlement campaign by 300 community leaders at a dinner given by the United Hias Service in behalf of the 25th anniversary year campaign of the UJA of Greater New York.

Murray I. Gurfein, president of United Hias, in addressing the dinner declared: “In 1962 our agency was one of those called into action by a Jewish migration explosion which drove more than 200,000 Jews from their homelands in a frightened search for survival in the free world. There are still an estimated 3,000,000 Jews in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East who are potential migrants. If given the opportunity we know that many thousands with close family ties in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Australia would seek reunion with their families in those countries through United Hias Service aid. “

Acting Mayor Paul R. Screvane accepted an award for Mayor Robert F. Wagner. The award to Mayor Wagner featured a 25th anniversary medallion from the Israel Government in appreciation for his efforts to help immigrants through the UJA. He has served as chairman of the UJA Non-Sectarian Community Committee since hiss first election as mayor in 1954.

Max Asnas, Harry Ginsberg, Herbert C. Kranzer, Morris Morgenstern and Louis E. Rousso were cited for their “exemplary leadership in the service of their fellowmen. ” Each received an award containing a lithograph by Chaim Gross on the theme of the UJA 25th anniversary. United Hias, a global migration agency, is a beneficiary of the New York UJA.

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