NEW YORK (Dec. 27)
A new national organization, “Friends of Kibbutzim and Moshavim,” has been created to provide the American Jewish community a framework in which the challenges and goals of Israel’s present day pioneers can be examined and supported.
Sidney Troy, of Lakewood, N.J., who is serving as the group’s chairman, said “There are thousands of people in the American Jewish community who have a special relationship to a particular collective community. We hope to involve these people and pool resources for the betterment of the pioneering movement and the American Jewish community.” The aims of the organization are designed with parallel thrusts of action both in the U.S. and in Israel. In the U.S., It will promote the philosophy, ideas and values of the Kibbutz. It will also assist in the economic, physical, social and educational development in Israel.
Friends of Kibbutzim and Moshavim is being formed under a grant from the Land Settlement Department of the Jewish Agency and is not a fundraising organization, according to Troy.
REMINDER, There will be no Bulletin dated January I due to New Year’s Day, a postal holiday.