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Los Angeles Jew Offers Forest Land to Synagogues for Summer Camps

Temples and synagogues of this city — Orthodox, Reform and Conservative — have been given a unique offer of 480 acres of choice, virgin forest land for use as children’s summer camps, on a non-profit basis.

The offer was announced by Paul Shapiro, an attorney, on behalf of the owner of the land, Israel Blum, a long-time resident of this state. Mr. Shapiro said the land is located in the Sequoia National Forest, has plenty of water available, and is accessible by roads in the summertime.

Each of the three branches of Judaism is to receive 160 acres. The donor has stipulated, Mr. Shapiro said, that a percentage of the funds received by any camp established under the grant, is to be reserved for scholarships.