NEW YORK (Nov. 7)
Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, Foreign Minister of Israel Abba S. Eban, and Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, will head the roster of distinguished American and international figures who will participate in the 29th Annual National Conference of the United Jewish Appeal to be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Friday through Sunday, December 9-11, it was announced today by Max M. Fisher, general chairman of the nationwide UJA.
Mr. Fisher also announced that representatives of the Jewish communities of Europe and Latin America have been invited to participate in the Conference which will bring together 2,500 American Jewish leaders from all parts of the nation. The Conference will mark the 18th Anniversary of the State of Israel and will chart the UJA’s campaign for 1967.
“It is most fitting,” said Mr. Fisher, “that the UJA Conference should celebrate this exalted event in Jewish history — the Year 18 of Israel’s rebirth, the Year ‘Chai,’ the Year of Life. Saving lives and renewing lives has been the UJA’s only mission since its inception. But our greatest achievements have come since the establishment of the State of Israel, which opened the gate to freedom for one and a half million uprooted or despairing Jews.”
“In partnership with Israel’s people,” Mr. Fisher declared, “the steadfast UJA supporters year after year have helped in the resettlement and rehabilitation of this vast Jewish migration to freedom and have placed most of the immigrants on the road to a brighter future.”
Highlight of the three-day Conference sessions will be the traditional banquet on Saturday evening, when the major speakers will include Vice-President Humphrey, Mr. Eban and Mr. Pincus. The three-day sessions in New York will bring together Jewish leaders representing hundreds of communities from all parts of the country. They will close the UJA’s 1966 campaign, set the national campaign goal for 1967, chart plans for achieving that goal, and elect a general chairman and other officers for the coming year.