Montreal, Combining Israel Emergency and Local Appeals, Raises $14,367,482
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Montreal, Combining Israel Emergency and Local Appeals, Raises $14,367,482

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A total of $14,367,482 was raised this year by the 1967 Combined Jewish Appeal of Montreal and the Israel Welfare Emergency Fund, it was reported here by campaign chairman Arthur Rudnikoff. He said $10,000,701 was raised for the emergency fund, and $4,336,751 for the regular campaign. In the 1966 campaign, the CJA raised $4,325,000.

Montreal was the only major North American Jewish community to conduct its 1967 regular and emergency campaigns at the same time, although separate cards were used. The Israel crisis erupted only two months before preliminary solicitation in the regular drive was scheduled to begin, and fund-raising leaders decided to run the two drives simultaneously.

Samuel Bronfman, honorary president of the Allied Jewish Community Services and honorary chairman of the CJA, who initiated the emergency fund in Canada, was honored for his fund-raising efforts. The Michael Hirsch Memorial Award for outstanding campaigning was awarded to five past chairmen who served as a special advisory committee – Allan Bronfman, Gordon Brown, Jacob M. Lowy, Henry Blatt and Arthur Pascal.

Alvin Bronstein, executive director of AJCS and CJA, said that the community came through the summer crisis with “flying colors,” and that “the unified action of this year must now be our pattern for the future.”

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