JERUSALEM (Dec. 19)
Uri Gordon, director general of the “continuation generation,” a World Zionist Organization project to develop Zionist leadership among the younger generation of Jews in Israel and abroad, called today for a world-wide convention of Jewish organizations to plan practical projects for the unification of the Jewish people around Israel.
Eliezer Shefer, a WZO youth leader who just returned from an extensive tour of Latin America, said he found a strong Jewish awakening among the younger generation in that part of the world, despite reports of growing assimilation. He said he prepared a plan for the establishment of a young leadership institution in Latin America in cooperation with one of Israel’s universities. Shefer said he found interest in Israel and Judaism among Jews in the most remote parts of Latin America.