NEW YORK (Oct. 29)
A record-breaking 1000 young Jewish leaders from virtually every corner of America, will embark on the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership’s Koach Mission of Strength on Nov. 6. “The timeliness of the Koach Mission and the unity and strength which it represents, cannot be understated in light of recent news stories emanating from the world stage of the United Nations, which malign Israel and the Jewish people,” said Frank R. Lautenberg, UJA’s general chairman.
“Koach marks the beginning of a new state of involvement for the Young Leadership of the UJA,” said Alan Rudy, chairman of the UJA Young Leadership Cabinet. “We will arrive in Israel at a time of great excitement and challenge.” The largest mission in UJA’s history will run 10 days to Nov. 16. Once they arrive in Israel, the group of 1000 will be divided into smaller operating units or mini-missions, joining together only for major events.