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48 Members of UJA Young Leadership Mission Hear Rabbi Friedman at Start of Visit

Forty-eight members of the United Jewish Appeal’s young leadership mission began a 17-day fact-finding tour here. The group was addressed by Rabbi Herbert Friedman, UJA executive chairman, who told them it was their “responsibility to arouse your home communities to the urgency of financing the increased flow of immigration and to help build Israel for the purpose for which it was established–to take in all Jews who need a home and to create a better life for them.” The members of the mission will visit new immigrant centers and meet with Israel Government leaders.

In a related development, three ships arriving at Haifa port over the weekend landed 118 immigrants and over 800 tourists and summer campers.