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United Jewish Appeal

The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) was a United Jewish Communities, which was formed from the 1999 merger of United Jewish Appeal (UJA), Council of Jewish Federations and United Israel Appeal, Inc.

In January 1939, the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs was established, combining the efforts of [1]

In 1999, the UJA merged with the Council of Jewish Federations and Charles Bronfman was chosen as the volunteer chairman of the combined entity, responsible for planning the group's strategic direction.[2]

Cultural allusions

In the Woody Allen film Bananas, the dictatorial president of the fictional country of San Marcos accidentally calls upon the UJA, instead of the CIA, to help prevent a coup. The result is that as fighting swirls in the streets around him, at least one rabbi can be seen soliciting donations from combat troops.

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  1. ^ a b Staff. "3 JEWISH GROUPS UNITE FOR REFUGEES; Combined Appeal to Be Offered to Nation for Fund 3 or 4 Times That Given Last Year HEIGHTENED CRISIS CITED Agencies to Retain Separate Duties in Pressing Common Cause for Victims", The New York Times, January 13, 1939. Accessed December 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Abelson, Reed. "Merger Near, 2 Jewish Philanthropy Groups Pick a Leader", The New York Times, February 14, 1999. Accessed December 9, 2008.
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