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American Zionist Federation Board to Hold First Meeting to Plan Nationwide Programs

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The American Zionist Federation, established six months ago as the central voice of Zionism in the United States, will hold its first National Board meeting here October 24-25 to finalize plans to implement the organization’s diversified program of activities. Keynote addresses by Rabbi Israel Miller, American Zionist Federation president and Jacques Torczyner, chairman of the national board, will be delivered to the 200-member board. The two day sessions will be devoted to such issues as Jewish communal affairs, Jewish education, youth and campus affairs, organization and membership activities, informational activities, Zionism and the American Jewish community, Israel and America, and the prospects for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Miller said that the Board meeting will be another step in the Federation’s development “as the means by which the American Jewish community enhances its Zionist responsibilities of building Israel and strengthening American Jewry through Jewish education, youth work and public information.” Mr. Torczyner said the practical discussions at the gathering will “refresh our commitment to the basic Zionist principles of a united Jewish people the world over with a common heritage and destiny that focuses on Israel as a center of Jewish life everywhere.”

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