Volunteers Going to Israel

One hundred American youths between the ages of 18-24 left today as the first contingent of volunteers for Israel under the American Zionist Youth Federation’s Sherut La’am program, it was announced by Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of the World Zionist Organization-American Section. Arrangements for their placement on kibbutzim and other agricultural settlements had been made by the WZO office in Jerusalem. Another 300 youths of the almost 30,000 who have contacted the AZYF to volunteer to go to Israel are expected to leave during the next week, Mrs. Jacobson said.

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