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2 Major Jewish Groups to Join in Fund-raising Effort for Israel

In response to the current emergency in Israel and to meet local health, educational and social needs, New York’s two major Jewish philanthropic organizations are undertaking their first joint fund-raising effort. A $280 million drive in New York City, Long Island and Westchester will be announced at a news conference Thursday at the United Jewish Appeal headquarters, 220 West 58th St. Mayor John V. Lindsay will join Laurence A. Tisch, president of the UJA of Greater New York, and Lawrence B, Buttenwieser, president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies as they outline plans for a coordinated campaign to raise $250 million for the UJA-Israel Emergency Fund plus $30 million to sustain Federation-financed services to 1.5 million New Yorkers.