Foundation for Jewish National Fund in U.S. Sets $5,000,000 Goal

The Foundation for the Jewish National Fund has set as its objective for the year 1961-62, the raising of $5,000,000 in bequests and assignments of insurance for projects in Israel which will link the names of the donors with the soil of Israel. This was jointly announced today by Albert Schiff, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, and Judge Bernard A. Rosenblatt, chairman of the Foundation.

It was also made known that as of September 1, 1961, the Foundation had amassed a potential of $15,000,000. At the same time it was disclosed that this year’s special effort by the Foundation would be in tribute to Mendel N. Fisher, who, after 27 years of service as executive director of the Fund, is retiring from his post at the end of this year.

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