Synagogue Council of America Urges U.S. Jews to Visit Israel

Leaders of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform rabbinic and congregational organizations affiliated with the Synagogue Council of America have adopted a resolution urging the Jews in the United States to visit Israel during its tenth anniversary observances, it was announced today by Rabbi Theodore L. Adams, Synagogue Council president.

The resolution, adopted unanimously at the executive committee meeting of the Council, noted that “religious Jewry out of its deep spiritual and historic ties with the Holy Land, rejoices particularly in the observance of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Israel. We regard it as most appropriate, and in keeping with the spirit of our historic tradition, that the largest possible number of American Jews visit the Holy Land during this year of observances, beginning April 23, 1958.”

Twelve international conferences and assemblies are already slated to take place in Israel during the tenth anniversary year according to word received here today by the American Committee for Israel’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration. These include scientific, religious, philanthropic, cultural and professional organizations. American participation in these gatherings is expected to be heavy.

An outstanding event will be an international symposium on nuclear science May 18-23, at Rehovoth. The symposium will mark the official inauguration of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Participants in the symposium will include Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr and Professor Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Institute of Advanced Study.

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