U.J.A. Holds Three-day Regional Conference; 11 States Participate

A three-point program for aiding 750,000 Jews in need throughout the world during 1964 was presented by Max M. Fisher, prominent Industrialist and civic leader of Detroit, at the South-southwest regional conference of the nationwide United Jewish Appeal which concluded its three-day sessions here yesterday. Mr. Fisher, who is Associate General Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, was the main speaker at the conference attended by more than 300 key Jewish community leaders from 11 states.

Mr. Fisher told the gathering that “we can all be proud that we have helped save the lives of 1,500,000 uprooted Jews since the inception of UJA in 1939 by bringing them to haven in Israel and other free lands.” He listed the following three points “of great challenge and great opportunity” for American Jews in 1964:

“First, we have a chance to save additional thousands of Jewish lives through immigration, mainly to Israel, Second, we must help speed the full absorption into Israel’s life of one out of every four newcomers who still need massive assistance to become economically self-reliant and creative citizens. Third, we must sustain–literally assure survival–for at least 400,000 distressed Jews who are barely existing in 30 overseas countries outside of Israel.”

Mr. Fisher stressed that half of the total of 750,000 persons who need UJA help this year throughout the world are children or youths under 18 years of age.

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