Jewish Agency 1972 Goal is $675 Million

Leon Dulzin, treasurer of the reconstituted Jewish Agency, presented to the Board of Directors of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds the 1972 global budget of the Agency totalling $675 million. The CJFWF governing body accepted the American portion of this goal totalling $450 million, Dulzin reported, following his appearance at the meeting this weekend. He told the Board that the budget required in Israel to meet humanitarian needs in 1972 will hopefully be covered by the United Jewish Appeal or Keren Hayesod campaign receipts of $675 million. This does not include the $450 million sought from the sale of Israel Bonds for developmental purposes.

Of the $675 million campaign gifts it is expected that $450 million will be raised by the Jewish communities in the United States and $225 million by the Keren Hayesod-United Israel campaign in other countries of the free world. Dulzin reported that the global budget of the Jewish Agency for 1972 had been adopted by the Board of Governors of the Agency at its last meeting in Jerusalem in late August. The CJFWF unanimously decided to accept the 1972 goal of $450 million for Israel’s needs “as an obligation of the American Jewish community.” Dulzin said. In 1971 the goal was $400 million.

Dulzin arrived in New York from Montreal where he launched the UJA campaign. He said that the response of the Montreal Jewish community was “excellent” and expressed great optimism for the prospects of the Canadian UJA. Dulzin said that wherever he travels on behalf of the campaigns he has found “a great sense of solidarity of world Jewry in regard to its responsibilities to help Israel meet its unprecedented needs in these perilous times.”

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