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UJA Young Leadership Cabinet to Launch 1000-member Mission to Israel November 6-16

On Nov. 6, the Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal will launch a special 10-day mission to Israel with 1000 Jewish men and women from across the United States, Donald S, Gould, Young Leadership Cabinet chairman announced today. The mission will be led by Alan Rudy of Houston, Texas, chairman-designate Young Leadership Cabinet for 1976.

Calling the mission “innovative and unique, both in its size and itinerary,” Gould explained that in addition to meeting with Israeli leaders, mission members would be involved in a wide range of special activities. “Designed as a bold expression of our solidarity with the people of Israel, this mission, entitled “Koach: A Mission of Strength,’ plans to bring 1000 young leaders together with our Israeli brothers and sisters in a 10-day program of exploration, dialogue and special community projects,” he said.

“In Israel, we will be divided into thirty groups to exchange ideas with Israelis at home, and in one-to-one meetings on university campuses. We will also visit a number of Israeli development towns where we will undertake community-wide projects of help and hope.”

In addition, mission participants will meet with Israeli Young Leaders for a festive gathering at Caesarea,,,climb to the top of Massada to take an oath of reaffirmation to the eternal oneness of the family of Israel…and will travel throughout the country, inspecting UJA-supported programs and facilities, and meeting with Israelis from all walks of life. More than 400 participants have already signed up for the mission, Gould said, one of the largest in UJA history.

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