UJA National Conference to Map Third Israel Emergency Fund Drive

The United Jewish Appeal announced that it will hold its annual national conference here Dec. 13-15 to map the third consecutive Israel Emergency Fund Campaign since the June, 1967 war. In connection with that campaign, UJA general chairman Edward Ginsberg of Cleveland, announced that a series of one-week fact-finding flights to Israel will be made available in December and January to provide key lay leaders and professional staff members of Jewish community organizations with first hand briefings on the current situation in Israel. They will leave Kennedy International Airport each Sunday evening and will return the following Sunday afternoon, Mr. Ginsberg said.

Principal speakers at the UJA national conference will be Israel’s Defense Minister, Gen. Moshe Dayan, Henry Ford II and Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the Jewish Agency. About 3,000 delegates from 100 Jewish communities are expected to attend. Mr. Ginsberg will report on the findings of 450 members of the UJA’s 14th annual study mission to Israel. He said that “at no time since the Six-Day War has Israel’s mettle been so severely tested, have her people faced such bold threats to their survival, has the nation been pushed so close to the brink of war.” Mr. Ginsberg is expected to be re-elected general chairman, the UJA’s top leadership post. Max M. Fisher, of Detroit, is expected to be re-elected UJA president.

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