Each week some 60 Jews from France arrive in Israel to take part in Keren Hayesod study missions. Altogether the program, named “Pilgrimage” and run by the Appel Juif Unifie de France (United Jewish Appeal of France), will bring over 1100 French Jews here until the end of April. Shimshon Kreutner, KH director-general, pointed out that mission members on the “Pilgrimage” program are by no means all from higher-income brackets. Many are people of modest means. The program is in line with the Jewish Solidarity Conference resolution of last December urging pilgrimages to Israel in 1976.
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