NEW YORK (Jul. 11)
Pinhas Sapir, the newly elected chairman of the Jewish Agency and Israel’s former Finance Minister, will be visiting communities across the U.S. this month. He will address leadership meetings on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal 1975 campaign. Gershon Avner, Secretary to the Government of Israel, and Ambassador Ehud Avriel, Special Representative of the Prime Minister’s Office, will also tour major communities which raised one million dollars and over during 1974.
In announcing the visits of the three dignitaries, Paul Zuckerman, UJA general chairman said the purpose was to give added impetus to the early start of the 1975 campaign which began at the UJA Executive Committee Retreat in May. “These high-level meetings will create a direct dialogue between the people of Israel and American Jewish leadership,” Zuckerman explained, “in order to foster a complete understanding of the extraordinary dimension of human need facing Israel’s people during this post-war period.”
“The basis of our 1975 campaign is not so much a case of Jewish survival in Israel, but a case of the quality of that survival. And these community meetings will help to clarify the American Jewish community’s role in assuring the effectiveness of vital social welfare and immigrant programs in Israel,” Zuckerman said. The main thrust of each community meeting will be an examination of current Jewish needs and the humanitarian goals the American Jewish community must set for itself for 1975 on behalf of the people of Israel.