United Jewish Appeal Has Raised $75,000,000 During Five Years of Existence
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United Jewish Appeal Has Raised $75,000,000 During Five Years of Existence

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Completing five years of activity as the largest Jewish fund-raising body in the world, the United Jewish Appeal today announced that approximately $75,000,000 had been raised since 1939 and that these funds served to stem the tide of suffering and homelessness for almost 2,000,000 Jews in many parts of the world.

Established five years ago as the single fund-raising instrument for the Joint Distribution Committee, United Palestine Appeal and the National Refugee Service, the United Jewish Appeal has been the channel through which American Jews have provided the resources for far-flung rescue and reconstruction programs including war relief and rehabilitation in overseas lands, the upbuilding and defense of the Jewish homeland in Palestine and assistance and adjustment aid for refugees in the United States.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund