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St. Paul, Jewish Fund and Council Requested to Rescind Sanctions

January 31, 1955
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A resolution requesting the board of directors of the United Jewish Fund and Council here to rescind its program of sanctions against community leaders whose contributions are considered inadequate was adopted by the Inter-Agency Committee of St. Paul, composed of delegates from 39 Jewish organizations.

The resolution, which was adopted with one dissenting vote, said some contributors to the fund considered the principle of sanctions against community leaders whose giving is inadequate as “a blot on the community,” Reasons for requesting the sanction revocation advanced in addresses in favor of the resolution were that the principle of sanctions would discourage leadership in various groups; that it created dissension in the community, and that it had failed to prove itself an effective fund raising method. It was also contended that removal of the sanctions program would pave the way for “all-out effort” in future fund raising campaigns.

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