Abram Salomon, executive vice-president of the Jewish National Fund, announced today that the Jewish National Fund Women of Detroit, in response to the massacre it Kiryat Shemona, will plant a $100,000 recreation area in memory of the victims of the recent tragedy.
At a meeting of their Board, specially convened by Mrs. Shirley Kraft and Mrs. Belle Levin, their president and fund-raising chairman respectively, it was resolved that the group will launch this one-year undertaking upon the completion of their current $250,000 project, the replanting of 100,000 trees which were destroyed during the Yom Kippur War in the region of Kiryat Shemona.
The Detroit group reported that it has already raised the funds for the replanting of 60,000 trees and that completion of this restoration project is expected within the very near future. The town and inhabitants of Kiryat Shemona have been a primary concern of the Detroit Women for the past several years.
Salomon also announced that Yacov Tsur, world chairman of the JNF in Israel, will outline plans for a vast bicentennial land development project in Israel at the JNF national assembly which will convene May 19 at the Waldorf-Astoria. The assembly will focus on new techniques to be utilized on the community level for the promotion of JNF traditional and foundation activities and will also highlight plans for launching of the bicentennial project throughout the U.S.
According to Salomon, speakers at the assembly will include Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz; Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey; Israel Consul General in New York, Ambassador David Rivlin; and Dr. Israel Goldstein, former world chairman of Keren Hayesod. Meyer Pesin, JNF national president, will deliver the presidential message, and Herman L. Weisman will chair the two-day assembly which is expected to have more than 1000 delegates from across the country.
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