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30,000 Young Jews Seek to Volunteer

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Approximately 30,000 young American Jews have called the American Zionist Youth Foundation here and its offices and staffs around the country to volunteer to go to Israel to replace civilians called to battle, Cathy Gay, AZYF staff member, announced this afternoon.

AZYF has established a special Sherut La’Am (civilian) volunteer program for young people 18 to 24 years of age who are ready to volunteer for at least six months in Israel. They will be assigned only non-military functions. In most cases they will work on kibbutzim in whatever assignments are required. Volunteers will need to pay for their own flight tickets, which will cost approximately $450.

Applications and further information are available from Sherut La-Am, Room 1016, 515 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022. Telephone 212-753-0230 or 212-753-0282 or 212-753-0308

The American Jewish Congress announced today it would cancel its members’ travel program to Austria as a result of the decision by the government to close the Schoenau transit camp for Soviet Jewish refugees.

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