U.J.A. National Conference Opens Tonight; Will Set 1967 Goal

A four day national conference of the United Jewish Appeal will open here tomorrow to map plans for aid to Jews in various countries and to accelerate Jewish immigration to Israel, as well as to set the goal for the UJA fundraising campaign in 1967. More than 2,500 Jewish communal leaders from all over the country will attend the conference.

Highlight of the four day conference sessions will be the inaugural dinner tomorrow which will be addressed by Gov. George Romney of Michigan, Sir Isaac Wolfson of Great Britain and Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. The conference banquet which will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel on Saturday evening will be addressed by Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, Max M. Fisher, UJA general chairman, Foreign Minister of Israel Abba S. Eban, and Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. In addition, the following overseas Jewish leaders will also participate — Max Mazin, of Madrid, Spain; Werner Nachmann of Baden, West Germany, Gunnar Josephson of Stockholm, Sweden, and Moyses Kauffmann of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“It will be truly inspirational to hear from these distinguished representatives of our people in other countries,” Mr. Fisher said, “since among the most heartening achievements of the UJA was our help in resettling in Latin America thousands of Jewish refugees from Nazism and in reconstructing the shattered Jewish communities of Western Europe after the defeat of Hitlerism.”

In setting the United Jewish Appeal’s nationwide fund-raising objectives for the coming year, the conference delegates will be guided by the report of the 200-man 12th UJA Overseas Study Mission which recently completed its on-the-spot survey of UJA supported programs in Israel, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, as well as by the budgetary presentations of the beneficiary agencies which carry out these programs.

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