NEW YORK (Nov. 3)
A one-day nationwide effort to climax the 1957 drive to sell $75,000,000 worth of Israel bonds has been set for December 8, it was announced here today by Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, vice-president of the Israel Bond Organization. The effort, called BIG Day (Bonds for Israel Government Day), will be featured by the work of thousands of volunteers in Jewish communities throughout the country. In some cities, BIG Day will serve also as a high point in local preparations for Israel Bond Chanukah festivals.
New York’s two Chanukah festivals, to be held at Madison Square Garden on December 16 and 23, will have Mrs, Eleanor Roosevelt as honorary chairman, according to an announcement to day by Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of this city’s Chanukah festival committee. Attending the festivals in this city will be Rabbi Solomon Goren, chief chaplain of the Israel Army, who arrived here this week-end for a speaking tour on behalf of the sale of Israel bonds.