Determined to help strengthen Israel’s economy during its 30th anniversary year, a capacity audience of 650 women today purchased over $1 million in Israel Bonds at the 1978 All-Israel Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Plaza Hotel. Sponsored by the Greater New York Women’s Division of Israel Bonds, the event paid tribute to Mrs. Chaim Herzog, wife of Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mrs. Uri Ben-Ari, wife of Israel’s Consul General here.
Mrs. Eleanor Fields, Women’s Division chairman, asserted that “today’s record sale of Israel Bonds represents woman power in action.” Emphasizing the key role that these Bonds play in strengthening Israel’s economic framework, she declared that “the building of Israel’s economy is an essential element in the Mideast peacemaking process.”
Mrs. Stanley Stem, luncheon chairman, noted that “before the end of the year, women throughout the United States and Canada will have invested millions of dollars in Israel Bonds to attend sixty such Israel fashion shows.” She indicated that in New York City alone, these fashion shows have realized $26 million in Bond sales during the past 24 years. The principal speaker was Mrs. Simcha Dinitz. wife of Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, who extended greetings to the assembled guests on behalf of her country as the fashion show saluted Israel on its 30th anniversary.
Bess Myerson served as Commentator of the show, which featured the latest fashion designs of Israel’s top couturieres. A highlight of the show was the appearance of three Tony Award nominees–Earths kitt (“Timbuktu”), Anita Gillatte (“Chapter Two”) and Charlaine Woodward (“Ain’t Misbehavin”) who headed a celebrity modal roster from the worlds of show business, the and society and fashion.
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