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April 08, 1960 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-04-08

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7 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, April 8, 1960

An Open Letter

TO THOSE WHO CARE

By HERBERT H. LEHMAN

a major responsibility in the 1960' campaign of
the United Jewish Appeal. I did so because I am convinced that an
extraordinary effort is needed to meet an extraordinary situation.

I HAVE ACCEPTED

For more than two decades - we have engaged in a vast struggle
to assure the survival of the Jewish victims of war and persecution.
Our efforts have met with almost miraculous success.

Great Needs Continue

We have helped more than two and one half million people along
the road to dignity and self-respect. Almost a million of these have
'gone to Israel, which stands as a beacon of democracy among the
world's new nations. Today, no Jew with the chance to build a new
life for himself by. resettlement need lose it for want of a country to
which to go.

Yet, there is the gravest danger that this very success may blind
many to the fact that lives still depend on us.

There are thousands who must be resettled in lands where they
can live in security and dignity as Jews.

Thousands Live in Shacks

There are tens of thousands, even among those who have gone to
Israel, who exist under indescribable conditions in the tin and tar--
paper shacks of immigrant camps.
There are the ill, the aged, the blind, the broken remnants of the
Nazi holocaust. All still look to us for help.

Their stories may no longer make the headlines but their need

and their suffering are great indeed. The test we face today is whether
we are mature enough to recognize this fact and to act upon it.

We Must Show We Still Care

There are hundreds of thousands throughout the world waiting and
wondering whether we will meet that test—whether we still care.

It has never been more important for us to prove that we do.

That is why I have agreed to serve as Honorary General Chair-
man of the United Jewish Appeal. And that is why I call upon my
fellow Americans to join me in rededication to this vital effort for
the salvation of thousands of unfortunate human beings who depend
on us for their chance at life.

IN 1960, UJA MUST EXTEND THIS VITAL AIDI

Speed integration of 345,000 unabsorbed immigrants by t
Rehousing 60,000 living in disgraceful immigrant shanties ; replace
ing substandard housing for 30,000 others;
Providing 130,000 patient pioneers on farm settlements with
needed machinery, water, tools and livestock;
Providing vital services to 38,000 immigrant youth ; expanding
welfare services to thousands of ill and aged;
Supplying transportation and resettlement for the steady flow of
new immigrants. In addition, meet continuing welfare needs of
45,000 immigrants aided by JDC-Malben programs.
In Europe, Moslem lands: Step up welfare and other aid for 205,000.
In the United States: Help 5,000 refugees seeking to build new lives.

In Israel:

To Aid 600,000 ...Including Israel's Unabsorbed Immigrants

UNITED JEWISH APPEAL

UJA SPECIAL FUND in addition to 1960 REGULAR CAMPAIGN

en behalf of
VNITED ISRAEL APPEAL—JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE—N.' Y. ASSN. FOR NEW AMERICANS—UNITED HIAS SERVICE (through the UJA Special Fund),

Your Gift to the

1960 ALLIED JEWISH CAMPAIGN

JEWISH WELFARE flpElt,{TION

supports the 13 Jewish Welfare Federation member agencies in our city and

55 essential local, national and overseas causes

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