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Youth Section of Z.O.A. Reports Membership Increase; Nussbaum Lauds Work

Membership in the National Young Zionists, youth section of the Zionist Organization of America, increased by 25 percent since 1960, according to a report presented today by the group’s outgoing President, Gideon Patt.

Speaking at the sixth Annual Convention of the National Young Zionists here, Mr. Patt said the increase was coupled with the formation of 11 new Young Zionist Districts in New York, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh and Chicago.

Dr. Max Nussbaum, president of the ZOA, told the delegates that summer-study-work tours to Israel, which their group has sponsored, was “an important educational contribution towards bringing many of our youth in direct contact with Israel. ” Dr. Emanuel Neumann, honorary president of the ZOA, and member of the Jewish Agency executive, also addressed the convention.