Israeli is First Winner of U.S. Fellowship for Jewish Community Training

Shimon Ben-Eliezer of Israel, assistant to the treasurer of the Jewish Agency, has been named the first winner of the Henry Wineman International Fellowships, it was announced here today by Sol Satinsky, chairman of the Fellowship committee. Mr. Ben-Eliezer will study American fund-raising techniques, budgeting and social planning, dividing his time between the national offices of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and local Jewish communities. He will come to America this month and remain here for four months.

The Henry Wineman International Fellowships were established early this year through a grant by the family of the late Henry Wineman of Detroit, as a living tribute to his memory as one of the founders of the Council, and as a vice-president and member of its first board of directors. The fellowships, which are administered by the Council, will bring key community executives from Europe. Israel, South America, and other overseas areas to the United States for training in American Jewish communal service techniques.

Mr. Ben-Eliezer has been granted a leave by the Jewish Agency to enable him to take advantage of the fellowship. In his post as assistant to the treasurer, he has responsibility for relationships with other countries, including the United States, in financing the Jewish Agency, the largest single beneficiary of community federations and welfare funds. His responsibilities include analysis and interpretation of the Jewish Agency’s work, preparation of financial materials, liaison with the Jewish Agency’s Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns in the United States, and preparation of its financial reports.

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