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United Hias Honors Former President, Murray Gurfein, for Crisis Leadership

The United Hias Service honored its former president, Murray J. Gurfein, yesterday for “inspiring leadership during one of the most trying periods in the agency’s history.” An award, a framed copper repousse, was presented to Mr. Gurfein by incumbent president Carlos L. Israels at the 38th annual conference of the United Hias Council of Organizations attended by more than 400 delegates from fraternal, labor and religious organizations at Hias headquarters here. Mr. Israels commended Mr. Gurfein “for serving effectively as a spokesman for Jewish migrants during a critical decade that included the Hungarian revolution, the Sinai campaign, the Cuban revolt and the Algerian war.”