Thirty-three families, members of the first United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Family Mission in Israel, formally ended their two-week tour in an upbeat mood with a festive dinner. Each viewed the wide ranging program in his own perspective, but all of the 150 mission members, children and adults, proclaimed the mission a success. Four-and-a-half-year-old Danny Stern, youngest group member, solemnly announced, “Israel is great. I want to live here.”
Mission chairman Dr. David B. Rosenberg of Vineland, N.J., saw the mission week in a scientific perspective. “As an experiment, it was highly successful. It accomplished what we set out to do, it gave each of our families an opportunity to live a meaningful Jewish experience and gave us an opportunity to interact as parents and children–and as Jews”
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