NEW YORK (Feb. 10)
The United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York reported tonight that its income for 1965 had risen more than a million dollars to $27, 022, 851 It announced plans for a 1966 drive to improve that rate of increase to help its beneficiary agencies make up for a substantial drop in their annual income caused by the end of West Germany’s payment of reparations for Nazi destruction of European Jewish communities.
Monroe Goldwater, New York UJA’s president, told 150 Jewish community leaders attending the annual meeting of the organization’s board of directors that better UJA campaign results last year had only partially compensated for a $7, 500, 000 loss in reparations income in 1965, With the cessation of reparations payments taking full effect this year, the total annual loss to UJA agencies will reach $17, 500, 000.
Three prominent business and communal leaders have agreed to become part of the quinquevalent of general chairmen who will lead the New York UJA campaign in 1966, it was announced. They are Andrew Goodman, Morris Levinson, Gustave L. Levy, Albert Parker and Chester Roth.
Abba Eban, Foreign Minister of Israel, explained to the board members the problems Israel faces this year in receiving the flood of immigrants who continue to pour into it, providing for viable resettlement of the newcomers, and in educating the large proportion who come from backward lands for successful integration into Israel’s rapidly industrializing democratic society.
The United Jewish Appeal can be an important factor in solving these problems, he asserted, through the support its contributors give to humanitarian agencies engaged in migration, resettlement and rehabilitation activities and to the Israel Education Fund, which is financing secondary schools in communities in Israel that have large concentrations of immigrants. Samuel Hausman, chairman of New York UJA’s board of directors, presided over the annual meeting.