NEW YORK (Mar. 31)
Forty-six American Jewish leaders have pledged to raise $250 million in cash by June 30 for the urgent human needs of the people of Israel, following the group’s mission to Israel and an intensive study of the Jewish Agency’s humanitarian programs. The participants returned last week after meeting with top Israeli and Jewish Agency officers and inspecting projects of immigration, absorption, education and social well-being which are in compelling need of a quarter of a billion dollars in cash from the American Jewish community.
These Jewish leaders, representing 41 American cities, completed their inspection tour “on behalf of the American Jewish community and in the name and memory, of our brothers in Israel.” The mission vowed “to commit the entire administration, organizational and creative resources of the National UJA to assisting communities in their cash effort through June.”