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UJA Plans International Closed Circuit Radio Broadcast from Israel

March 30, 1976
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One hundred and fifty American Jewish communities will join in an unprecedented international radio network broadcast from Jerusalem Wednesday to listen to a special message by Israel’s Premier Yitzhak Rabin. The broadcast, which takes place during the Jewish Agency Board of Governors meeting, includes Frank R. Lautenberg, United Jewish Appeal general chairman; Yosef Almogi, chairman, Jewish Agency; Max Fisher, chairman, Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency; and Jerold Hoffberger, president; Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

In this closed circuit radio network transmission, American Jewish leadership will listen to a live broadcast of the decision-making process of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors as they deal with the humanitarian problems of the people of Israel:

“The purpose of the broadcast,” according to Lautenberg, “is to accelerate completion of the 1976 campaign by setting a national closing date of June 6, which is the anniversary of the Six-Day War. This concentrated ten-week period which will build in intensity to the closing date must increase cash collections, will create a sense of unity here and in Israel, and sensitize the American Jewish community to the significance of the UJA’s ‘This Year in Jerusalem’ national conference in October.”

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