New York (Dec. 19)
An appeal to American Jewish youth to join the ?halutz movement and send more Chalutzim from the United States to Palestine was ? yesterday at a press luncheon by Abraham Cohen, American member of the Kfar Blum ?tlement in Palestine, named in honor of Leon Blum.
It was reported at the luncheon that in America, the Hechalutz and its af?iated organizations number over 12,000 members. The group owns and operates five ?ms where potential pioneers receive agricultural training in preparation for emi?tion to Palestine. Five more training farms will soon be established in various ?ces in the United States. The Hechalutz members plan to go to Palestine with the ?ention of becoming citizens of the Jewish State, speakers at the luncheon empha?ed.