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ZOA Moving to New Quarters

The Zionist Organization of America will move its national headquarters this fall from the building it has occupied for the past 20 years to a building at 4 East 34th St. The five-story structure costing $875,000, to be known as the ZOA House, "will be a national center of Zionist activities," according to Herman L. Weisman, ZOA president. "Its acquisition, during the celebration of the ZOA’s 75th Jubilee Year, enhances the image of Zionist and Israel-oriented activities and is an affirmation of faith in the abiding value of the Zionist idea for the future of the Jewish people."

The purchase of the midtown Manhattan building was made possible by two gifts totalling $250,000 from Jacob and Libby Goodman of New York. Jacob Goodman, a ZOA leader for more than four decades, is an honorary vice-president of the ZOA.

Weisman said that the building, which comprises more than 27,000 square feet of floor space, will include an auditorium, display and exhibit areas, a decorative reception area, board and meeting rooms, facilities for the organization’s administrative and publications offices, speakers’ and artists’ bureau, National Women’s Committee, and public affairs, aliya, youth, tourism, world Zionist affairs and technical departments.

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