Nearly $1,000, 000 was turned over to the United Jewish Appeal here today at a regional conference of leaders of Jewish communities in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The contributions were made in response to the urgent nationwide UJA plea for a special $25,000,000 cash fund.
Chief speaker at today’s conference was Reuven Dafni, Consul in charge of the Israel Office of Information in New York. “You have helped us to make a good start in overcoming the difficulties that confronted us when we established Israel with the mission of giving a home and hope to those in despair,” Mr. Dafni stated. “We are deeply hopeful that you will stand by us as we seek now to give them real houses to live in, useful work, and freedom from all past fears.”
The parley, latest in a series of regional meetings to speed raising of the emergency dollar fund, brought to $2,180,000 the total of funds made available in the past week by cities in the eastern United States. Other areas which this week sent cash gifts toward the $25,000,000 goal include New York state communities around Rochester, with $450,000; communities in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia, $425,000; cities in Central New Jersey, $130,000, and in Northern New Jersey, $150,000.
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