More than $3, 500, 000 for the economic development of Israel was provided tonight at a dinner at the Americana Hotel inaugurating the 1964 Fall campaign of the Greater New York Committee for State of Israel Bonds. The dinner was a tribute to Jack D. Weiler, prominent Jewish communal leader, who was presented with the Israel Bond Organization’s first Herbert H. Lehman Israel Award–a bronze tablet designed by the noted sculptor Chaim Gross.
More than 1, 000 business, communal, civic and religious leaders attended the dinner which ushered in an intensive city-wide effort to raise a total of $18, 000, 000 in Israel bond sales by the end of the year. The Greater New York campaign is headed by William Goldfine, president of the Royal National Bank.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Foreign Minister Golda Meir of Israel, in messages read at the dinner lauded Mr. Weiler’s years of service in Israel’s cause. Mr. Eshkol’s cable read: “My congratulations to Jack Weiler on the occasion of his receiving the Herbert H. Lehman award. It is fitting that Jack’s years of service and devotion to the cause of Israel be honored with the award carrying the name of the late Senator Lehman. Warmest greetings to those gathered to honor a fine person, a good Jew, and a devoted leader.” Foreign Minister Meir, in her cable, praised Mr. Weiler for “his magnificent leadership and untiring efforts on behalf of Israel.”
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