NEW YORK (Nov. 4)
Aharon Yariv. Israeli Minister of Information and the chief negotiator for the Kilometer 101 disengagement talks following the Yom Kippur War, will be the guest of honor at a special United Jewish Appeal leadership dinner on Nov. 13, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Paul Zuckerman, UJA general chairman announced today. In addition, Silva Zalmanson, recently pardoned Soviet Jewish activist and “Prisoner of Conscience,” will also be present.
Citing the forthcoming dinner as “an extraordinary and historic meeting of the leaders of the American Jewish community,” Zuckerman explained that it is “the first major UJA event to be held on the eve of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds General Assembly in that organization’s 48-year history.” The CJF 43rd General Assembly is from Nov. 13 to 17.
“The attention of our leadership will be focused do Chicago that night,” Zuckerman said, “and Gen Yariv is visiting the United States expressly for this meeting, which will serve as UJA’s Inaugural Dinner for Its 1975 nationwide campaign. The historic nature of this event is signalled not only by our special guests, but also by the unprecedented dimensions of the human needs in post-war Israel,” Zuckerman stated.