NEW YORK (Nov. 20)
In light of recent events at the United Nations, the United Jewish Appeal has designated the week of Dec, 8 as a period for American Jewry to demonstrate their unity and strength on behalf of the world Jewish community, Frank R, Lautenberg, UJA general chairman, announced today. The week-long affirmation of Jewish solidarity and determination will culminate with the 1976 UJA National Conference Dec. 10-13, at the New York Hilton, The theme of the Conference is “Proclaim Liberty,” the verse from Leviticus which is inscribed on the Liberty Bell.
“In a world unconcerned with decency and common respect for humanity,” Lautenberg said, “for us to demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Israel is to bear witness to the eternity of the Jewish people. The UJA National Conference publicly inaugurates the 1976 fund-raising campaign of the American Jewish community, For us, it is the renewal of a very special process: to share in the responsibility for the destiny of our people.”
Guest speakers to appear at the UJA Conference include Israeli Defense Minister Shimon Peres; Simcha Dinitz, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.; Chaim Herzog, Israeli Ambassador to the UN; and Leon Dulzin, acting chairman and treasurer of the Jewish Agency, Highlights of the event will feature the Annual Louis A, Pincus Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Prof, Moshe Davis of the Hebrew University; a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UJA; and the presentation of the first annual UJA David Ben Gurion Award to Elie Wiesel.