NEW YORK (Sep. 30)
More than 300 American Jewish leaders from 50 communities across the United States will visit Israel Oct. 8-13, as participants in the 1976 United Jewish Appeal Study Conference, Frank R. Lautenberg. UJA general chairman announced today. The eight day fact finding mission–the first to be based in Jerusalem–will study the urgent needs of UJA supported humanitarian programs as they relate to the social and economic hardships the people of Israel face today.
“We will be studying not only the needs, but also the opportunities,” Lautenberg said. “Our mission promises to be one of great significance… an experience that will give us the strength and inspiration to meet the challenges of our critical 1976 campaign.”
Prior to the Study Conference, some 40 mission members will also participate in two submissions to Rumania and Poland, to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish history and the conditions of the Jewish people in Eastern Europe.