NEW YORK (May. 18)
Pledges of continued efforts by the Zionist Organization of America to take the leadership in fund-raising efforts in the United States in behalf of Israel and of re-establishment of a Commission on Chaluziut within the Z.O.A. were made here this week-end by Rabbi Irving Miller at a press conference called in connection with his acceptance of the candidacy for the presidency of the Z.O.A.
Rabbi Miller, who is the candidate of the National Committee for Zionist Action within the Z.O.A., presented the Committee’s program for maintaining the Z.O.A.’s leading role in American Zionism and to expand its work in this country and in the Jewish State. He stated that only through a strong and effective Z.O.A. could harmonious relations be established among the various efforts in behalf of Israel and pointed out that the tens of thousands of businessmen within the Z.O.A. could, if properly mobilized, be used to raise capital, trained personnel and adequate machinery to help revolutionize Israel’s economy.
Rabbi Miller pledged that if elected he would work for aid to the Young Zionist Districts to help them enroll the vast numbers of unaffiliated American Jewish young men and women; he promised to work for an adult education program to help bring about a renaissance of the Hebrew language and literature in America. The Committee’s platform also calls for Zionism to play a vital and significant role in the creation of a meaningful Jewish life in America.