$1,000,000 in Israel Bonds Sold at Dinner in Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr.

One million dollars for the economic development of Israel was announced tonight as the total amount of Israel bond sales made in honor of Sammy Davis, Jr. at a dinner co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Council of B’nai B’rith and the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds.

The dinner, which was attended by almost 1,000 persons, including prominent figures in government, communal work and the entertainment world, also marked a high point of the Metropolitan Council’s celebration of a hundred years of service to Israel by B’nai B’rith. Mr. Davis, who is a member of the Music and Performing Arts Lodge of B’nai B’rith, received a silver award from the Israel Bond Organization as B’nai B’rith’s “Man of the Year” in recognition of his work in behalf of human rights and the Jewish people.

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