$47,500,000 in Israel Bonds Sold by Women During Four Years

American Jewish women have raised $47,500,000 for the economic development of Israel during the past four years through their own purchases and sales to others of State of Israel Bonds, it was announced today by Mrs. Michael A. Stavitsky, chairman of the National Women’s Division of the Israel Bond drive.

The role American women are playing in advancing Israel’s industrial and agricultural program was described by Mrs. Stavitsky at a special meeting attended by more than 300 women at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel. The meeting was featured by a ceremony honoring 40 leaders of the drive in the New York area who received gold charms depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The charms, symbolic of membership in Chen, a newly-organized honor society of women who sell or purchase $2,500 or more in Israel Bonds, were presented by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice-president of the Israel Bond Organization.

In announcing that $47,500,000 in Israel Bonds had been purchased and sold by American women, Mrs. Stavitsky reported that more than 22,000 women in cities throughout the country are now participating in an intensified drive to speed investment capital to Israel through State of Israel Bonds. Special tribute was paid at the ceremony to Mrs. I. Adrian Shulimson of Jamaica, N.Y., who is the first volunteer Chen worker in the city to win all twelve different Chen charms, one for each Tribe. Mrs. Shulimson has been responsible for a total of 31,900 dollars in Israel Bond sales since September, 1954.

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