JERUSALEM (Jan. 31)
Mrs. Rose Helprin and Dr. Emanuel Neumann will alternate annually as chairmen of the executive of the Jewish Agency in New York until the next World Zionist Congress, it was decided here today at the closing session of the Jewish Agency plenary meeting. At Dr. Neumann’s suggestion Mrs. Helprin will serve for the first year.
The Agency also appointed Sam Levin, secretary general of the Israel Office of the South African Zionist Federation, as coordinator with Government departments on promotion of immigration from free countries. As coordinator in an advisory capacity, he will have access to Government and Agency offices with the objective of improving liaison on aliyah facilities.
Moshe Kol, head of the Youth Aliyah, which is being supported by Habdalah funds, reported today that Aliyah institutions throughout Israel have been prepared to absorb some 5,000 youth of a new wave of immigration. He said 10,000 young people were now in these institutions and that 3,000 would be graduated this year. The anticipated additions would bring the number of young people under Youth Aliyah care to 12,000, he reported. He added that an increased budget of more than 12,000,000 pounds ($6,720,000) would enable the Youth Aliyah to handle the increased number of young immigrants now arriving in Israel.