NEW YORK (Apr. 3)
The United Jewish Appeal’s general chairman, Frank R. Lautenberg, and its executive vice-chairman, Irving Bernstein, left here tonight for an emergency fact-finding mission to Jerusalem to assess with Jewish Agency Executive chairman Pinhas Sapir and other Israeli leaders how the American Jewish community should respond in the coming weeks to human needs in Israel.
“This is a critical period for the Jewish people,” Lautenberg said. “For what is at stake is more than the sum of a particular event. We are dealing with the very quality of Jewish life.” In meetings before their departure, the UJA officers discussed with executive directors of Jewish Federations and welfare funds proposals for mobilizing their campaigns to meet the current situation.