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i,00NorfolkJ.C.C.News_00 Vol. 2No. 10 Published by the Norfolk Jewish Community Council, Inc. August 1947 ...... UNITED JEWISH FUND CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN 3,000 Communities to Con- tinue Drives Through SUmmer for $170,000,000 United Jewish Appeal to Meet Critical Needs Because critical needs face 250,000 Jewish displaced per- Sons in Europe as a result of the liquidation of all UNRRA Operations on June 30th more han 3,000 Jewish communi- les throughout the country Will continue their local drives through the summer months m order to raise maximum funds for the $170,000,000 United Jewish Appeal, Hem'v orgenthau, Jr., G e n e r a'l Chairman announced. "The end of UNRRA opera-- tions without the provision of an adequate and functioning SUbstitute in intergovernmen- tal organization to meet the relief and rehabilitation needs of the homeless refugees of Urope represents a great aallengeAmericantO the generosity of :t people, Mr. "genthau said. Open Letter to Communities 30In an open letter to the :,.uo j e w i s h communities :uch have pledged to con- :aue their drives in behalf d tae.United Jewish Appeal rough the s u mm e r, Mr. uOrgenthau stated" "On July , t947 " ' th ' a new era began for t' Jews of Europe. It is a le, f ominous significance. "' grave consequences it ay have for the peace of o'",_ u and physical well-being aUndreds of thousands of Ws will be determined, in org est measure, by the Jews -merica through the Unit- ed Jewish Appeal." (Continued on Page 2) JEWISH EDUCATION At its annual meeting, the ra e r i c a n Association for L ewish Education discussed te trends in Jewish Educa- ,on in the United States and epincreasing emphasis on the Ortance of joint planning Y Various interested groups I the several communities. It 'as Pointed out that American eWry will meet its historic sk of developing a creative PLEASE READ THIS MANY OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 1946 UNITED JEWISH FUND WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR PLEDGES, WILL HAVE BEEN APPROACHED PERSONALLY FOR PAYMENT BY THE TIME THIS ISSUE OF THE JCC NEWS COMES OUT. THE REA- SON FOR FOLLOWING THIS COURSE IS DUE TO THE DESPERATE NEED FOR CASH BY THE UNITED JEWISH APPEAL. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUN- CIL HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS MESSAGES FROM THE UJA DESPERATELY SEEKING EVERY DOLLAR AVAILABLE TO COVER THE EMERGENCY OVER- SEAS AGGRAVATED BY INFLATION AND THE D!S- CONTINUANCE OF UNRRA. WE STILL OWE THE UJA A LARGE SUM OF MONEY AND WE CAN MEET THIS OBLIGATION IN FULL ONLY IF EVERY CONTRIBUTOR WILL MEET HIS OBLIGATION IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE PAY YOUR PLEDGE NOW. LESTER S. SHERRICK, Treasm'er Jewish life in this country, only if the Jewish community accepts Jewish education as one of the major responsibili- ties facing it today. Because of the destruction of Euro- pean Jewish culture and lean- rag, America's responsibility in this regard has been accen- tuated. American Jewish com- munities will therefore have to meet this challenge by an in- tensified program of Jewish Education and by coordinating the efforts of all constructive forces in this field. Progress Being Made That this is being done is proved by the reorganizntion in many communities of their Jewish educational s y s t e m through coordinated effort by the Temples and Synagogues .nd their joining forces with the central Jewish organiza- tion in the establishment of Bureaus of Jewish Education. These Bureaus, o f t e n cen- trally financed, do not detract from the autonomy of the con- stituent organizations but are able to provide a central agency for planning improved curricula, training of teachers, raise s a 1 a r y standards of teachers, provide more ade- quate teaching facilities and in many ways improve the status of Jewish Education in the communities. In smaller communities, w h e r e popula- tions are small, plans have been worked out for several cities to join their efforts on NEW RADIO SERIES "Lest We Forget -- These Great Americans," a new se- ries of weekly radio storie, will be presented over Station WLOW each Sunday at 3:15 p. m. for 14 weeks. The series began on July 14th. Sponsored by the Institute for Democratic Education, the series will dramatize the con- tributions of great men and women who left an indelible impression upon the world. Casts include top-flight stars of Broadway and Hollywood, and f e a t u r e d radio players from nationl network shows. Celebrities of stage and screen who will appear include Quen- tin Reynolds, distinguished war correspondent; M a j o r Melvyn Douglas; John Car- radine, Ralph Morgan, Wendy Barrie, McCormich, Sam Jef- fee, Jay Jostyn of Mr. District Attorney fame, Canada Lee, Neff Hamilton and Everett Sloane. Appearing in featured roles will be David Ross, Juano Hernandez, Jackson B e c k, Howard Smith, Hester Son- dergaard, R o g e r DeKoven, Ann Shepard, Larry Haines and Gilbret Mack. The series was arranged for presentation o ve r WLOW through the Public Relations Department of the Jewish Community Council. behalf of well coordinated and well planned Jewish education for their children. IN SEPTEMBER Final Preparations Being Completed Now Guided by Archie J. Har- ris, General Chairman, and Co-Chairmen Phillip Barr, Al- bert Hofheimer, Ralph Mar- golius, and Ellis J. Strelitz the plans for the 1947 Norfolk United Jewish Fund Campaign are rapidly being completed. The Kick-off Dinner will be held on September 22d and l)relinSnat'y meetings are be- ing arranged to begin on Sep- tember 8th. Much hard work has already gone into these preparations but the chairmen are aware of the task ahead in meeting this year's increased needs. Norfolk must meet its obliga- tion to the overseasneeds through the United Jewish Appeal and other organiza- tions. It must also this year, as it has in previous years, meet its obligation to national organizations in the fields of civic protective work, health, welfare, and education. Norfolk Needs Increase-- Youth This year's campaign will include a substantial sum for local needs. In addition to the expenses involved in operating the Jewish Community Coun- cil office, the Public Relations program, and covering costs of the annual campaign, the J e w i s h Community Council has begun an extensive pro- gram for Jewish youth of Nor- folk. For many years the need for such a program has been keenly felt. The response to its establishment has been ex- cellent and the potentialities for its growth are very good. (A more detailed analysis of the youth program is given elsewhere in this issue of the paper.) Aged Following a survey and considerable study of the type of facilities needed for the care of the aged, the Board of the Council .voted to combine its efforts with the Beth Sho- lom Home in Richmond. This decision carries with it a fi- nancial responsibility. A sub- stantial sum of money will be required for allocation to the (Continued on Page 2)