Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon has accepted the honorary chairmanship of the Israel Bond Organization’s Operation B’nai Ami,” which will be conducted during the period of March 26 to April 9 in Jewish communities in the United States and Canada, to help increase the number of synagogues participating in the 1984/5745 High Holy Day Appeals.
The announcement of the synagogue effort, which will see Israeli rabbinic leaders, writers, acodemics and consular representatives visiting Jewish communities, was made by David Hermelin, national campaign chairman of Israel Bonds, and Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yehudah Halevy, the president of the Bond Organization, who initiated the synagogue operation.
Halevy said, “The appeals serve as the linkage between Israel and the Jewish communities in the U.S. and Canada. The unique aspect of the 1984 High Holy Day campaign is that we are beginning this effort six months earlier than last year.”
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