NEW YORK (May. 15)
A farewell luncheon to Consul General Michael Arnon was given yesterday by the leadership of six top Jewish philanthropic organizations. The luncheon, at which Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, chairman of the Jewish Agency-American Section, presided, was held at the Jewish Agency building. Mr. Arnon, who will return to Jerusalem at the end of June prior to assuming a new foreign service post, received tributes from the leadership of the six organizations.
In addition to Mrs. Halprin, tributes were paid by Louis Broido, chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee; Gottlieb Hammer, executive vice-chairman of the United Israel Appeal; Rabbi Herbert Friedman, executive vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; Albert Parker, president of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, and Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz, executive vice-president of the Israel Bond Organization. Mr. Arnon, who was accompanied by Mrs. Arnon, was presented with a television set by the group. He has served here as Consul General for the past three years.