NEW YORK (Dec. 17)
Paul Zuckerman, ninth general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, has been elected UJA president. In making the announcement, Max M. Fisher, chairman of the nominating committee, called Zuckerman “a great philanthropist and one of this generation’s outstanding leaders–a man truly dedicated to the welfare of the people of Israel and the quality of Jewish life throughout the world.” Zuckerman, a Detroit businessman, was also recently named chairman of the International Fund-Raising Committee of the Jewish Agency. He was succeeded in the post of UJA general chairman by Frank R. Lautenberg of Montclair. New Jersey.
“I had the privilege of serving the Jewish people as general chairman of the UJA during some of the most dramatic years of our history.” Zuckerman said in accepting his new post. “In the joy created by the release of Jews from the Soviet Union as well as in the sorrow and anger arising from the Yom Kippur War, a new unity was forged between the people of Israel and the Jews of the free world. We stand today as one people, united in our desire to meet the many challenges of the years ahead.”