JERUSALEM (Sep. 27)
Pablo Casals planted today the first saplings in the Isaac and Vera Stern Grove in the Jerusalem Forest near the capital’s Sanhedriya quarter. The grove in honor of the American Jewish violinist and his wife was donated by the Prime Minister’s office.
Mrs. Stern and Casals unveiled a plaque bearing the Stern names and Teddy Kolick, director of the Prime Minister’s office presented the violinist with a scroll containing a message from Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Among the guests were Yaacov Tsur, chairman of the Jewish National Fund board, Meir De Shalit, director of the Government Tourist Corporation, Aaron Propes, organizer of the recent international music festival held in Israel and a group of invited guests.