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  • Jewish Groups in Venezuela to Form Central Representative Body

    A decision to establish a central representative body of Venezuelan Jewry was adopted here today at a conference of leaders of the Jewish community here. The conference was attended by Israel’s Ambassador Aryeh Oron and Dr. Nathan Lerner, representatives of the World Jewish Congress. The conference decided that when the central representative body is established,… More ▸

  • State Dept. Sends Pittsburgh Jewish Leader on Mission to Venezuela

    Aaron P. Levinson, Pittsburgh Jewish leader, left for Caracas on an assignment by the United States Department of State to conduct a productivity seminar in Venezuela for industrialists there. Mr. Levinson’s mission is part of President Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress program for South America which is administered by the Agency for International Development. Mr. Levinson… More ▸

  • Gen. Dori, Technion President, Honored in Venezuela; is Guest of Govt.

    Major General Yaacov Dori, first Chief of Staff of Israel’s defense forces, now president of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, at Haifa, was the guest of honor of the Government and of this country’s most prominent engineers at the Venezuelan Congress of Engineering which closed here today after sessions lasting a week. Gen. Dori… More ▸

  • Walter Solomon, Venezuelan Jewish Leader, Dies in Caracas

    Walter Solomon. Venezuelan Jewish leader, died this week in Caracas, the United Hias Service reported here today. His wife, who fled Hitlerism in Germany, is the representative of the United Hias in Venezuela and is now in New York conferring with organization leaders on refugee matters. More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Establishes Lodge in Venezuela; 25th in South America

    A B’nai B’rith lodge, named after Simon Bolivar,–the great liberator of South America, has been organized in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, it was announced here today by B’nai B’rith headquarters. “Loja Simon Bolivar,” as the new lodge will be called, is the 25th B’nai B’rith lodge established in South America in 25 years. There is… More ▸

  • Shipment of Crude Oil from Venezuela Arrives at Haifa

    The first tanker shipment of oil purchase from Venezuela by Israel arrived at Haifa today. The 9,500 ton shipment of crude oil will be refined at the Consolidated Refineries in Haifa. Gershon Maron, manager of the Israel Fuel Company, which owns the oil, stated today that the shipment will not solve Israel’s fuel problem. He… More ▸

  • United Israel Campaign in Venezuela Temporarily Suspended Due to Tension in Country

    The United Israel Campaign in Venezuela has been suspended temporarily because of the tension in the country following the assassination of the President, it was reported here today by Gedalia Zakiff, director of the Argentine United Jewish Appeal, following his return from a visit to Venezuela. Mr. Zakiff stated that the United Israel Campaign goal… More ▸

  • Venezuela University Establishes Heerew Chair; Non-jews Register As Students

    The establishment of a chair of Hebrew at Contral University here was announced today. Dr. David A. Gross of New York will fill the chair. The announcement said that among the students who have registered for Hebrew courses are twenty non-Jews. Dr.Gross was formerly an instructor of Jewish history in the Herzliah Teachers Institute in… More ▸

  • Venezuela Agrees to Accept 5,000 Refugee Families from Europe This Year

    The Venezuelan Government and the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees have come to an agreement under which Venezuela will admit 5,000 refugee families or 15,000 individual refugees this year, it was announced today by the United Nations. The Intergovernmental Committee will provide the necessary transport, and the immigrants will be selected by the representatives of the… More ▸