PROVIDENCE, R.I (Mar. 6)
The National Committee for Labor Israel (Histadrut) held its first event here last night and raised $23,000, according to a spokesman for the group. The event, a dinner in honor of Gov. Frank Licht, was attended by 425 people. The proceeds of the dinner will go toward establishing a Histadrut scholarship fund in the name of Gov. Licht for underprivileged children in Israel,
Licht told the dinner guests that he has been in Israel several times and was highly impressed with the achievements of Histadrut. Thomas F. Policastro, president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, and last night’s dinner chairman, said he was proud to associate himself with Histadrut as a union movement imbued with the concept, tradition and practice of democracy.