Philadelphia Rabbis Bid Congregations Support Biafra Relief Efforts

The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia issued an appeal to its members today to seek contributions to the board’s welfare fund to aid starving children in Biafra. A letter signed by Rabbi Leo Landman, president, and Rabbi Harold B. Waintrup, chairman of the committee on religion and social action, stressed that “we have a moral responsibility to bring to our congregations’ attention the horrible destruction of life that is going on and especially the grisly death of starvation that is being perpetrated on infants and children.”

(The B’nai B’rith Foundation said in New York today that it and three other organizations shared the $40,000 charter fee for a Seaboard World Airlines cargo plane that left Kennedy Airport this morning with 30 tons of food, clothing and medical supplies for the stricken population of Biafra. The other organizations are the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Biafra Relief Services Foundation and the American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive. An earlier announcement by the B’nai B’rith, carried by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, did not mention the other groups involved.)

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