NEW YORK (Nov. 25)
The Jewish National of America will hold its forthcoming three-day national conference in Washington, it was announced here today by Dr. Harris J. Levine, JNF president. The convention will open February 11 at the Willard Hotel.
A call for the conference has been issued to all constituent organizations and Jewish National Fund Councils, as well as to individual JNF leaders throughout the country. About a thousand delegates are expected to attend the conference, which will be devoted to special problems of the Jewish National Fund both in Israel and in the United States. The last national conference of the JNF was held in Washington in 1951. The present conference will conclude February 13, with a gala dinner. In his call for the conference, Dr. Levine said:
“The time has come for us not only to review our work which has contributed so much to the founding of the State of Israel, but also to plan for the future consolidation and security of the Jewish State. The mobilization of American Jewry’s resources on behalf of a land reclamation and land development program in Israel was never as pressing and of such decisive moment as it is today when the very future and existence of the Jewish State depend on a strong chain of Jewish settlements along the borders and an agricultural self-sufficiency, that will guarantees the food supplies of a growing Jewish population.”