HARTFORD, Conn (May. 10)
Some 300 of the 800 Hartford area residents who visited Israel in January as part of the Friendship Flight exchange or hosted an Israeli family who came here, had a reunion at the new Hartford Jewish Community Center Day Camp. They were among 6500 persons who participated in activities at the camp Sunday as the Hartford Jewish Community Center and Greater Hartford Jewish Federation began eight days of celebrations in honor of Israel’s 30th anniversary.
The Hartford “Friendship Ambassadors” heard a report on events in Israel since their visit from Benyamin Abileah, director of the Israel Information Center in New York. They watched a film and admired each other’s scrap books of the Israel visit. About 75 of the “ambassadors” marched as a group among 2000 persons in a nine-mile walk-a-thon earlier in the day from the Beth Hill Synagogue to the day camp for a public outdoor picnic festival. Numerous other events are being planned here through next Sunday.