NEW YORK (Apr. 13)
Masada, the national youth movement of the Zionist Organization of America, has inaugurated a program that will enable American Jewish youths to spend a full year in Israel for intensive Zionist leadership training. The program, announced by Bernard M. Rifkin, chairman of the ZOA’s National Youth Committee, will set up the Masada Leadership Training Institute at the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad in Jerusalem this Sept.
The institute, which can accommodate up to 15 students annually, “is designed to train qualified leaders in transmitting the inherent ideology of modern Zionism to the American Jewish community–In particular, to teen- and college-age youth,” Rifkin said. Masada shares sponsorship of the institute with the American Zionist Youth Foundation.