NEW YORK (Aug. 25)
Plans for an annual American youth “pilgrimage” to Israel were announced today by Samuel Rothberg, chairman of the board of the American Jewish league for Israel, as a move to “attract our youth to the cause of Israel.”
He said that the League hoped to enable hundreds of American Jewish high school youth “to see with their own eyes the creative reality of life in Israel. ” The League will launch this program in 1958, he announced. The League’s action followed a report that only 64 American high school youths were participating in summer institute programs in Israel.