Two-day National Conference of United Jewish Appeal Opens Tomorrow
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Two-day National Conference of United Jewish Appeal Opens Tomorrow

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More than 750 Jewish community leaders from all parts of the country will meet at the Hotel Roosevelt this week-end to help the United Jewish Appeal launch the second half of its 1956 nationwide campaign. The delegates will attend a two-day National Action Conference to assess the mid-year status of the Appeal’s current campaign and to chart the course for the final half of the multi-million dollar nationwide drive.

A highlight of the opening session will be an address by Col. Chaim Herzog, Commander of the Jerusalem Military District for the Israel Defense Forces. Col. Herzog is the only Israel military officer who, under a United Nations agreement, has regular, direct contact with Arab military commanders. He is the son of Israel’s Chief Rabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog.

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