GROSSINGER, N.Y. (Oct. 20)
Two national organizations–one devoted to aliya and aiding their own children who went on aliya to Israel, the other, with various service programs and projects in Israel–have joined the American Zionist Federation today as affiliated organizations, it was announced here at the fourth biennial convention of AZF.
The organizations are the Association of American Israelis and the Women’s League for Israel. In making the announcement, Mrs. Faye Schenk, president of the AZF, and Mrs. Nathan Tannenbaum, vice-president of the AZF and chairman of its organization and structure committee, termed the event “a step forward” especially in the wake of the UN anti-Zionist resolution. The two groups are now “part of the Zionist community,” they added.
The Association, founded two years ago, is a group of parents whose adult children have settled in Israel and have become Israelis, or at least intend to do so. The Women’s League has built and maintains girls homes in Israel and has contributed a number of projects, including a scholarship endowment fund and dormitories to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.