NEW YORK (Oct. 22)
Twenty leaders of the United Jewish Appeal National Women’s Division departed today for a three-week survey of UJA-financed welfare and aid programs in Europe and Israel.
Members of this Eighth Annual UJA Women’s Division Study Mission are all active in community campaigns throughout the country which allocate the major portion of their annual proceeds to the nationwide United Jewish Appeal. Each member of the Mission is paying her own expenses.
The group’s first stop will be Paris where the members will confer with the directors of the overseas operations of the Joint Distribution Committee, a UJA constituent agency, and make an on-the-spot study there and in Marseilles of the absorption and repatriation problems affecting some of the 160,000 Algerian and Tunisian Jews who have come to France in the past two years. The Study Mission will spend 13 days in Israel for an in-depth examination of the effect of continued high immigration on current welfare and resettlement programs supported by UJA.