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…gop Leaders to Meet with Rabbis

August 27, 1980
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Members of the national Republican Party will meet tomorrow for a discussion reception with many prominent rabbis from across the country, it was announced here by Rabbi Seymour Siegel of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

The rabbis, he said, are gathering in New York for a series of leadership meetings. It was suggested by Siegel and a member of the advisory committee of the Reagan-Bush organization to invite the rabbis and the Reagan-Bush national leadership group to share in these discussions.

“This is one of the first major events scheduled to kick off the New York fall campaign,” Siegel said. “We will not merely address ourselves to the Jewish voter in New York, but we will actively and aggressively campaign. We are going to reaffirm Governor Reagan’s strong support and commitment to the State of Israel. In so doing, we feel that the Jewish vote, which has for so many years “been a Democratic vote, can and will be the vote that will put Ronald Reagan over the top in New York.”

Siegel and William Diamond, at whose home here the meeting will take place tomorrow, will co-host the reception. The national Reagan-Bush leadership at the meeting will include Max Fisher, Richard Rosenbaum and Maxwell Roab, Siegel said.

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