NEW YORK (Jun. 28)
The American Jewish Community is here to stay, declared Mr. Avraham Harman, Consul General of Israel, at the national convention of the Intercollegiate Zionist Federation of America. Mr. Harman explained that because of its uniqueness, America cannot be compared to other world Jewish communities.
The convention reaffirmed IZFA’s objectives by resolving that “IZFA recognizes that its most vital task is the obligation to offer to the American Jewish college student, the intellectual and emotional equipment which will enable him to consider the possibility of personal participation in the up building of Israel.”
The convention also resolved to “maintain and strengthen the link between Israel as the focus of creative Jewish life and the kind of creative American Jewish Community which we shall work to develop and improve. ” Mr. Gabrial Glazer of McGill University was elected president of the Federation.