Officials of the United Jewish Communities say the need to help Jews abroad has increased this year and are asking federations to send at least 105 percent of what they gave last year for overseas needs. The call came as officials from more than 100 federations gathered in Washington to resolve outstanding governance issues in their newly created umbrella organization, the UJC. During the meeting, the officials announced that they had raised $882 million in their annual campaign last year and $935 million in endowment funds.
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