NEW YORK (Jul. 31)
The National Council of Jewish Women today announced the appointment of Mrs. Shirley Joseph of Buffalo, N.Y. as the NCJW’s representative to the United States Commission for UNESCO. The appointment was made by Secretary of State William P. Rogers.
The commission, which was created by Congress in 1946, consists of 100 distinguished Americans drawn mainly from the fields of education, science and culture. Since its inception, the national commission has focused on interests and rights of youth and minority groups, which the NCJW says has also been its concern over the past 80 years.
Mrs. Joseph, a board member of the NCJW, is a leader in the Jewish and general communities, serving the Board of Governors of the United Federation of Buffalo, the United Jewish Fund Campaign as chairman of its Women’s Division, and the American Field Service Committee.
Israeli officials report that 350 students from the Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai are studying in Egyptian institutions of higher learning. They regularly visit relatives in occupied territory.