Catholic Leader Helps Raise Funds to Send Jews to the Maggabiad
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Catholic Leader Helps Raise Funds to Send Jews to the Maggabiad

A Catholic layman served as chairman of a committee started by the Jewish Standard, local English-language Jewish weekly, which raised more than $3,000 to enable two New Jersey Jewish athletes to take part in the Seventh Maccabian Games which opened yesterday in Ramat Gan, Israel.

The athletes were Richie Levy, miler of Bayonne, and Ira Wolfe, a hammer thrower from North Bergen, who qualified in Hudson County competition; When the Jewish Standard learned that funds to send athletes to the games were raised through contributions, it began a campaign to raise $3,000.

Al Bundles, president of the Newark Archdiocesan Federation of Holy Name Societies, directed the drive; Money was received from contributors of all religious groups; Many sent letters endorsing the project. The two Jewish athletes are in the Maccabian Games now.

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