NEW YORK (May. 21)
After spending about a month in South and Central America, where he addressed numerous gatherings and was honored by the Jewish communities, Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, arrived here today to confer–together with Arieh Pincus, Jewish Agency treasurer–on urgent matters with leaders of the Jewish Agency executive here, as well as with leaders of the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Agency, Inc. He also will address a number of UJA dinner meetings in New York and will help in the UJA campaign.
His last stop before arriving in New York was in Panama, where he took part in the first Zionist and Communal Conference of the Jewries of the Central American Republics. He addressed the opening session of this important conference and also delivered the concluding speech. He also spoke at a banquet given in his honor by the more than 100 delegates who represented all the Jewish communities of Central America. A permanent Union of Jewish Communities of the area was established at the conference, which will claim representation at the next World Zionist Congress.
Mr. Sharett’s visits to Panama and Guatemala City were the last stops on his extensive tour of South America, covering Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. During this period be visited the Jewish communities of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Porto Alexis.
In these centers, he spoke at mass meetings, youth and women’s rallies, special meetings of the Sephardic communities and at a large number of smaller gatherings in behalf of the United Jewish campaign and in carrying the message of Israel and of the Zionist movement. He also visited synagogues, Jewish schools and other communal institutions and conferred on current affairs with Zionist and communal leaders and with Israel’s diplomatic representatives. He also inspected the activities of the emissaries of the Jewish Agency.
His mission evoked widespread and intense interest and was hailed everywhere as an outstanding event in South American Jewish life. It was also described by those who had the opportunity of seeing his complete schedule as a prodigious feat of endurance and devotion.