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European Community Services Council to Work with Others on Fund-raising

The European Council of Jewish Community Services announced here today that it would work with the Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency and the Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal in an intensive effort to maintain fund-raising in the Jewish communities of Europe near the levels it reached last year during the emergency campaigns that followed the Six-Day War. Josef Konkommer, chairman of the Council’s fund-raising commission, said the emergency campaigns last year had proven there was “a tremendous potential for fund-raising” in Europe and he said the Council believed the opportunity should be taken to keep this potential alive for both Israel and local Jewish communal needs. The Council has recommended that an international European conference be held this autumn to develop fund-raising activities.