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December 15, 1961 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1961-12-15

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$35,000,000 Special Fund Included in
1962 UJA $95,000,000 Emergency Budget

NEW YORK, (JTA)—Ameri- ary. The Jewish Agency must fore they can attain financial
can Jews raised $60,000,000 in transport, receive, help to house independence.
1961 for the United Jewish Ap- and absorb some 265,000 per-
Dr. Isadore Lubin, noted
peal to aid Israel's immigrants sons next year.
American economist and con-
and needy Jews overseas. They
The UJA executive vice chair- sultant for the Jewish Agency
are asked to contribute $95,- man pointed out that the Joint fo Israel, Inc., reported that
000,000 in 1962 in view of the Distribution Committee, a sec- Israel was experiencing an acute
emergency situations which ond major. UJA beneficiary, housing shortage in view of the
have arisen for Jews in various needed $22,000,000 from the-Ap- increased rate of immigration.
countries and the increased im- peal in behalf of 325,000 in
Charles H. Jordan, overseas
migration to Israel and other need, in 27 overseas countries. director-general of the JDC, as-
lands.
Of these, some 70,000 are im- serted that the $30,685,750 1962
"Thousands of lives depend migrants already in Israel, --most budget, of which the UJA is
upon our raising $35,000,000 of them aged and handicapped expected to supply $22,000,000,
next year over and above the persons. Lesser amounts would is "required to meet the basic
$60,000,000 raised this year," be required by UJA's two re- needs of 110,000 men, women
Joseph Meyerhoff, UJA general maining beneficiaries, the New and children in Moslem coun-
chairman, told 1,500 -leaders of York Association for New Amer- tries, of 50,000 in 15 countries
Jewish communities from all icans and the United Hias Serv- in Europe, of more than 70,000
parts of the country at the ice. Together the two agencies in Israel and tens of thousands
three-day Annual National Con- would serve 10,000 Jewish refu- in other areas."
ference of the United Jewish gees already in the United
Max M. Fisher of Detroit,
Appeal. "The increased pace of States, or expected in 1962. ' UJ national hairman, who
Jewish immigration to Israel
Aryeh L. Pincus, treasurer
ed at
e of the ses-
and other countries, including of the Jewish Agency for Is-
infor
the egates
the United States, makes this rael, said that Israel's people
he ir
ate a
increased amount for 1962 im- welcome the newcomers, an
,0
had
perative."
will keep their gates open t
caref
ex
ned by
The UJA general chairman
them, no matter what the co
A officers before being pre-
proposed that the additional
Moses A. Leavitt, execut e sented to the conference. "We
$35,000,000 be raised through vice-chairman of the Joint Dis- found that the needs of the
- a "Special Fund," to which tribution Committee, in present- three consultant UJA agencies
contributors could make sub- ing the needs behind his or- were very real and their budg-
stantial gifts in addition to ganization's budget for ,1962, et requests absolute mini-
their regular contributions.
declared that Jewish communi- mums," he said. "There is no
Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, ties in European countries are alternative to the special fund
UJA executive vice-chairman, facing "almost impossible" prob- if we really wish to see the
and other UJA leaders, told lems in attempting to cope with task effectively and success-
how the $95,000,000 sought for the flobd of refugees. "In 1962," fully accomplished."
1962 would provide desperately he said, "we must not be forced
Fisher was re-elected na-
needed migration aid, relief to curtail services, as we had to
and rehabilitation for 600,000 this year, when it became neces- tional chairman of the UJA.
Joseph Meyerhoff of Balti-
Jewish men, women and chil- sary to take a portion of the
dren in Israel, this country, funds from the less needy and more was re-elected UJA gen-
eral chairman at the closing
and 26 overseas lands.
divide it among the neediest." session, which was addressed by
Rabbi Friedman noted that of
Gottlieb Hammer, executive
the $95,000,000, if raised, an vice-chairman of the Jewish U.S. tary Labor Art . r
J:
old r
el's
or
amount of $68,200,000 would go Agency for Israel, Inc., reported
eir,
to Israel's immigrant aid body, that 135,000 immigrant farmers, Minister Go <
Giora
sep ►
1,
the Jewish Agency for Israel, living on 480 settlements estab-
efit
Hou
through the United Israel Ap- lished by the Agency, require ter of ev
peal, UJA's principal benefici- further economic assistance be- ing. rah arman•rael's
Am sador to the i nit ed
Sta s, addressed the morning
session.
Several million dollars in
checks were presented as part
of a UJA fall cash 'drive. Israel
AMSTERDAM, (JTA) — Eliza-
A number of papers here D. Fink of Minneapolis. UJA
beth Van Moorst, the Dutch urged the authorities to reject an national cash chairman, an-
spinster who five years ago went appeal for a pardon filed on nounced that receipts brought
into hiding with her Jewish behalf of Miss Van Moorst. In cash collected in 1961 on this
foster child, Anneke Beekman, an interview on a television pro- and previous campaigns to $63,-
in order to raise her as a Chris- gram, Miss Beekman, now 21, 390,000.
tian, surrendered this week to said she was "happily baptized"
A resolution calling for the
Dutch authorities to face a six- for ears.
special fund was reported to
month jail sentence for kidnap-
the conference's afternoon ses-
ing.
Co it Assembly Jan. 17 sion by Dewey D. Stone, na-
The child was entrusted to
T
ewish Community Coun- tional chairman representing
care of Miss Van M
jus
il
the next delegate the United Israel /Appeal.
fore her Jewish ar ts Id
Dr. Josephthal said that the
ss
sly at Temple Israel, Jin.
taken by
Nazis
people of Israel are now en-
17, 8:15 p.m.
camp. Th: al was
en abroad
The business portion of the gaged in a dramatic, nerve-
by her fost
r after a program wil -consist of reports straining effort to build 18,000
Dutch co
ere the child to covering the activities and plans new housing units for large
be turne
•r to Jewish friends of the Council and its standing numbers of Jews expected this
of her p
ts.
year. He emphasized that Israel
committees.
was _ in the midst of a mass
immigration again. He described
some of the problems that face
the Israel government, in pro-
viding modest accommodations
for what he foresaw would be
a steady flow of newcomers.
The Israel housing head
stressed the indispensability of
the UJA in helping the people
LARGE SELECTION OF
of Israel carry out the task of
J. Spitzer
effective immigrant aid in 1962,
as did Israel Ambassador to the
U. S., Avraham Harman, who
spoke earlier. Dr. Josephthal
indicated that Israel has so
Regularly
little influence in its flow of
immigrants, it can only estimate
Priced at
this flow and build accordingly.
Reporting on - the role played
$10 to $300
by women in UJA campaigns,
Mrs. Israel D. Fink, of Minne-
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apolis, national chairman of the
Women's Division, said that
nearly $200,000,000 had been
HE G BIR FE T W C EBN OT O EK R &
contributed by women to com-
munity campaigns throughout
the country since 1946.
Others speaking at the morn-
"The House of Bargains"
ing session included Rabbi Irv-
ing Miller, chairman of the Con-
ference of Presidents of Major
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UJA National Chairmen Albert
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UJA National Allocations Chair-
man Isadore Breslau.
w o
erican
unal
lea
d
ret
Labor
Art
honored
for
ubli and phil-
anthro
s
ce. The leaders
we arles Mayer, chairman
of Trustees of the UJA of Great-
er New York, and Leonard Rat-
ner, of Cleveland, member of
the UJA National Campaign
Cabinet. They were presented
with silver lamps.

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