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High Holiday Bonds Sales Hit $47 Million

Subscriptions for more than $47 million in Israel Bonds from High Holy Day appeals in 1,100 synagogues this year, representing a 10 percent increase over 1983 totals, were reported by Israel Bond Organization officials.

David Hermelin, national campaign chairman, and Ira Miller, synagogue division chairman, said the results, “in the context of Israel’s current economic difficulties, served as another reaffirmation by the North American Jewish community of its confidence in Israel’s ability to solve its current economic problems.” They also said the response was a demonstration by High Holy Day worshippers of their partnership with Israel’s new unity government leading Israeli Jews to help restore the economy. Rabbi Leon Kronish of Miami Beach, chairman of the Israel Bond National Rabbinic Cabinet, cited the B’nai Ami operation last March which brought 25 Israeli emissaries for meeting with rabbis and enlisted more congregations in this year’s High Holy Day effort.