Israel Bond Confab Set for Weekend

A wide-ranging and intensive campaign to marshal economic aid for Israel will be mapped at the 1978 Fall International Leadership Conference of Israel Bonds, to be held tomorrow to Sunday at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, it was announced here today. Close to 1000 Jewish leaders from 50 communities in the United States and Canada will create new programs and extend ongoing activities to produce the largest possible outpouring of Bond sales to support the economy and continue to build the infrastructure of Israel.

Sam Rothberg, general chairman of the Israel Bond Organization who will preside at the key sessions of the conference, said that a major responsibility of the conference would be to assure the successful mobilization of American and Canadian synagogues to conduct High Holy Day appeals in behalf of Israel Bonds. Rosh Hashanah begins sundown, Oct. I. Presently, 1200 synagogues are scheduled to hold High Holy Day Bond appeals.

The delegates to the conference are scheduled to be addressed by Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D. Wash.), Ambassador Simcha Dinitz of Israel, and Dr. Zvi Dinstein, Israel’s Economic Minister to the Western Hemisphere. A progress report on the 1978 Bond campaign will be given by Michael Arnon, president and chief executive officer of the Israel Bond Organization.

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