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JNF Memorial Forest for Jackson

September 23, 1983
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The Jewish National Fund will establish the Senator Henry Jackson Memorial Forest in the American Independence Park in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem, it was announced by Charlotte Jacobson, president of the JNF. The forest will be dedicated early November.

Mrs. Jacobson said that the forest will be a “living memorial” to a man whose “far-reaching social and humanitarian concerns, devotion to the finest values of American life and championship of the cause of Israel and Soviet Jewry have earned him the love and esteem of all Jews and the respect of all nations.”

According to the JNF, the establishment of the Jackson forest is in response “to many inquiries and requests from individuals, organizations, Federations and Jewish community councils.” Dr. Samuel Cohen, JNF executive vice president, said a special mailing campaign will commence soon to raise the funds needed for the memorial forest.

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