JERUSALEM (Oct. 13)
The 200 American Jewish leaders who participated in the eight-day Study Mission of the United Jewish Appeal which ended here last night pledged nearly $8.5 million, it was announced by Frank Lautenberg, general chairman of the UJA, at the closing dinner of the Study Mission held at the Knesset, He noted that the figure was almost $1 million higher than that pledged by last year’s Study Mission, which was $7.7 million. The UJA Study Mission in Israel is a yearly event at the outset of the new campaign year.
The participants spent their final day visiting settlements in the Golan Heights and Galilee regions. One group visited Yuval, a village of Jewish immigrants from India which suffered three deaths in a terrorist attack last July, Members of the Study Mission lunched with the villagers a stone’s throw from the Lebanese border and “Fatahland” beyond.