NEW YORK (Feb. 23)
More than 100 Reform, Conservative and Orthodox rabbis who travelled to Israel recently on a mission sponsored by the United Jewish Appeal have decided to form a permanent body to serve as “a spiritual arm” of the UJA, it was announced today. They were members of a rabbinic study mission that studied conditions and problems faced by the Israelis.
Rabbi Dudley Weinberg, of Milwaukee, chairman of the UJA Rabbinical Advisory Committee who served as mission coordinator said today, “We rabbis went…together to demonstrate the solidarity of American Jewry in its concern for the welfare and the security of our brothers and sisters in Israel.” Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman, president of the New York Board of Rabbis, observed. “It is proper that we rabbis should join together, in spite of our…differences. The joint expression of our fundamental unity will…move our people to deepen their attachment to…our fellow Jews in Israel.”