NEW YORK (Aug. 29)
Cash collections in campaigns sponsored by Jewish communal organizations throughout the United States and Canada during the first six months of this year showed a 4 percent increase over the same period last year, it was reported today by Louis P. Smith, of Boston, chairman of the national cash mobilization committee of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
The total collected by the 72 reporting communities through June was $26,272,796 compared with $25,259,853 during the first six months of 1964, Mr. Smith reported. Responsible for the increase, he pointed out, are favorable economic conditions, more efficient collection methods, and an awareness among contributors that prompt payments are vital if urgent needs are to be met.
Of the cities reporting, 20 communities showed increases of more than 10 percent. They are Detroit, Buffalo, Dallas, Milwaukee, Winnipeg, Harrisburg, New Orleans, Norfolk, San Diego, Wilmington, Brockton, Erie, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Nashville, Newport News, Peoria, Salt Lake City, Windsor and the Southern Illinois area.
Detroit led the communities having Jewish populations over 40,000 with a 23.1 percent gain; Dallas led cities with 15,000 to 40,000 Jews, with a 32,2 percent gain; New Orleans led cities with 5,000 to 15,000 Jews, with a 26,1 percent rise in collections; while Brockton led communities with less than 5,000 Jews, with an 88, 7 percent gain.