Jewish Federation Calls on NY Jewish Community for $30 Million

The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York is calling upon the Jewish community of Greater New York for $30 million, it was announced by Lawrence B. Buttenwieser, Federation president, as the 1972 Maintenance Campaign officially began tonight at an opening dinner at the Plaza Hotel, attended by more than 300 business and communal leaders. The Federation campaign will continue to Jan. 31, 1973. More than 300 fund-raising and educational events will be conducted by the organization’s Trades, Boroughs & Communities, Women’s and New Leadership Divisions.

Alan V. Tishman, chairman of the current drive, said the campaign, which has as its theme “You Have A Right To Be Proud,” seeks to raise $5 1/2 million more than was raised by Federation last year, when it recorded the highest sum ever attained. Buttenwieser stated that the record amount requested in 1972 is needed to finance a wide variety of new and expanded services.

He explained that, in April, Federation voted an emergency grant of $1.2 million to aid the inner-city Jewish poor and the “invisible” Jewish poor in such areas as Co-op City and Westchester, and to establish five Neighborhood Service Centers in various New York areas. For the current year’s operations, Buttenwieser continued, Federation has increased its grants to member agencies by $1 million.

Menachem Beigin will be the principal speaker at a State of Israel Bond dinner Oct. 12 in the New York Hilton, it was announced today by Samuel Neaman, chairman of the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds. The dinner, which will inaugurate the fall campaign for Israel Bonds in the New York metropolitan area, also marks Israel’s 25th anniversary.

Jewish sources in New York reported that 20 Jews staged a silent vigil outside the Supreme Soviet in Moscow yesterday to protest the exit fees. There were no arrests.

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