NEW YORK (Nov. 8)
“It is a historic moment for establishing priorities,” Seymour Fishman, executive vice-president of American Friends of The Hebrew University, said today in announcing the postponement of the annual Scopus Award Dinner, scheduled for Nov. 13 at the Americana Hotel, in honor of Joseph Meyerhoff of Baltimore, Md. He stated that in these critical times for Israel all of the fund-raising efforts and energies of the American Jewish community must be directed to the United Jewish Appeal, the UJA Israel Emergency Fund and to the sale of Israel Bonds.
Dr. Henry Sonneborn, president of the AFHU, stated that on Oct. 7, the second day of the Yom Kippur War, the AFHU declared a self-imposed moratorium on all activities and that this policy has been in effect since then. He added: “Only when the young men and women return from the battlefield to the laboratories and classrooms of the University and the need for scholarship grants will be even greater than before, will American Friends resume its activities promoting the higher and secondary education, research and training and supporting the growth and development and maintenance of The Hebrew University as an important institution of higher learning and the University of the Jewish people.”