NEW YORK (Nov. 3)
The United Jewish Appeal is establishing a National Committee as a permanent part of its organizational structure, it was announced by Joseph Meyerhoff of Baltimore, UJA general chairman. Mr, Meyerhoff said invitations to serve on the new committee have gone out to key American Jewish leaders in communities throughout the country. He said the National Committee was being formed for these purposes:
1. To augment the national leadership of the UJA by broadening the active leadership groups in the local community campaigns in every region of the nation.
2. To maintain a close liaison between UJA national headquarters and the Committee members so that they are kept informed of urgent global aid programs of the UJA and can become an educational force in their home communities.
3. To develop a corps of speakers who can transmit to communities in their home regions the constantly changing picture of Jewish life in Israel and other overseas areas as it affects UJA-supported relief and migration operations.
“The most significant factor in the effectiveness of the UJA as the major instrument of Jewish reconstruction,” Mr. Meyerhoff said, “is its dedicated and devoted leadership which represents the broadest cross-section of American Jewish communal life. Through this new National Committee, we hope to draw a larger number of communal leaders into more active participation in UJA endeavors. This will result in a strengthening of American Jewish communal life on both the local and national levels and will serve to stimulate support for UJA’s mission of providing rescue, relief and rehabilitation services for refugees and distressed Jewish men, women and children throughout the world.”