BANFF, Alberta, Canada (Sep. 19)
A regional Zionist Cultural Institute to develop “financial and moral” support to Hebrew education institutions in Western Canada was voted here at the conclusion of a four-day leadership seminar conducted by the Western conference of the Zionist Organization of Canada. The seminar also voted to raise $100,000 in this region as a contribution to the $500,000 mortgage loan being floated by the Zionist Organization to assist the housing of Canadians in Israel.
The Zionist Cultural Institute was charged in the first resolution to “develop financial and moral support for upper grades of day schools, and for the day and evening Hebrew high school programs in the region.” Part of the work of the institute is to include also support and coordination of summer camps “doing a Zionist job” in the region.
Another resolution favored establishment of an annual study mission to Israel for Western Canada, starting with an Israeli tour next spring.