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U.J.A. Holds “television Conference”; Leaders in 25 Cities Participate

January 16, 1957
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More than 10,000 key Jewish community leaders participated tonight in a unique and dramatic national television conference of the United Jewish Appeal, highlighted by a moving plea from Prime Minister David Ben Gurion for support of the UJA’s $100,000,000 Emergency Rescue Fund and its regular campaign.

The community leaders gathered in simultaneous meeting in 25 cities linked in a closed television network, the first closed circuit TV conference ever held to organize a philanthropic drive. The UJA achieved the primary purpose of putting into high gear local community campaigns in support of the nationwide UJA. effort. The telecast originated from an NBC studio here.

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