NEW YORK (Nov. 13)
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan will be the keynote speaker at the Dec. 8 banquet of the 1974 annual national conference of the United Jewish Appeal at the New York Hilton, Paul Zuckerman, UJA general chairman, announced today.
“Normally, our national conference is held to launch the coming year’s Israel Emergency Fund and national UJA campaign,” Zuckerman explained, “but this year the Dec. 7-8 conference is a target date for the completion of 1974 fundraising efforts which began shortly after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War The format of this conference has been revised to focus on the emergency conditions in Israel which have caused the already complex problems of immigration and absorption to intensify, expand and accelerate…to a point where human need has reached staggering proportions.”
The conference will also initiate, as a yearly event, the Louis A. Pincus Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the outstanding humanitarian efforts of the late Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. This first lecture, on the theme “Yom Kippur 1973″ will be delivered by Elie Wiesel.