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Jewish Committee Delegation Goes to Israel; Will Meet Pope in Rome

A delegation of 50 American Jewish Committee leaders from more than 20 cities throughout the country will leave tomorrow on a three-week mission to Israel, Rome and Paris. The delegation is slated to have an audience with Pope Paul at the Vatican on March 24.

Major focus of the program will be Israel where the delegation will spend thirteen days. Through the Committee’s Israel office in Tel Aviv, conferences and briefings will be arranged with top Israeli officials and leaders in cultural and related fields. A special feature of the program will be a number of small workshops which will bring together members of the delegation with prominent Israelis in similar occupations to exchange views and information on human relations and other problems.”

Co-chairman of the delegation, the first of its kind for the American Jewish Committee, are: Richard Maass, of White Plains, a vice-president of the Committee and Gerard Weinstock, of Scarsdale, a member of the Committee’s executive board. They announced that the mission’s program has been organized to fulfill two major purposes: to provide a group of younger community leaders with direct experience of the committee’s overseas program; and to help develop human relations projects in the areas visited. At the same time, members of the delegation are expected to serve in their home cities as sources of interpretation and information on the Committee’s diverse human relations program abroad.

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