Israels, Touster to Be Honored by United Hias for ‘superb Contributions’

United Hias Service will honor two of its former presidents, Carlos L. Israels and Ben Touster, at a dinner in behalf of the 1960 campaign of the United Jewish Appeal, it was announced here today. Murray I. Gurfein, who recently was elected United Hias president, is serving with Edwin Rosenberg, chairman of New York UJA’s executive committee, as dinner co-chairman. The event is to be held on June 14 at the Roosevelt.

The honored guests will be tendered the testimonial in recognition of the “superb and invaluable contributions” they have made to United Hias, which was formed in 1954 by the consolidation of all the major Jewish organizations involved in world-wide migration. Mr. Touster was the first president to be elected by United Hias, and Mr. Israels served in that post for the past two years. Both had been leaders in the predecessor agencies and have held high office in the New York UJA, from which United Hias receives funds.

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