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Community Directors Leave for Overseas Study of U.j.a Programs

July 18, 1955
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Executive director of fifteen community campaigns throughout the United States affiliated with the United Jewish Appeal left by EI AI Israel Airlines today to carry out a four week overseas survey of UJA- financed migration, settlement, welfare and rehabilitation programs in Israel and Western Europe.

The survey group will go first to Israel where it will meet with President Itzhak Ben Zvi and other officials of the Israel Government. The group will also confer with Finance Minister Levi Eshkol who has played a leading role in the development of Israel’s economy and Berl Locker, chairman of the Jewish Agency.

On July 19, their first day in Israel, the survey group will take part in the dedication ceremonies opening the giant, 66-mile Yarkon-Negev irrigation pipeline which has been constructed in large measure with funds contributed in the United States through the United Jewish Appeal and its main beneficiary, the United Israel Appeal. The pipeline will make possible the irrigation of an additional 50,000 acres of parched land, thereby increasing the total of irrigated land in Israel by 25 per cent.

On Friday, July 29, the group will leave Israel for a twelve day visit to France and Western Europe where they will see refugee, child care, old-age and rehabilitation centers administered by the Joint Distribution Committee.

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