Frank Sinatra, the singer and film star, announced here a contribution of $100,000 toward the Frank Sinatra International Brotherhood Center at Nazareth, the all-Arab city in Israel. His announcement was one of the highlights of the four-day conference held here by the American Histadrut Development Foundation, which concluded today. The Foundation supplements the cash income derived from the Israel Histadrut campaign. It was announced that Mr. Sinatra had already paid $59,000 toward fulfillment of his $100,000 pledge.
William L. Sylk, of Philadelphia, national chairman of the Histadrut campaign, who presided at the dinner where Mr. Sinatra announced his pledge, said that the event here has pushed the Histadrut Foundation’s nationwide $10,000,000 goal for 1967 to more than $8,450,000. Among other gifts announced at the dinner, $100,000 was given by Mr. and Mrs. Morris Newmark, of Miami Beach; an additional $50,000, supplementing a previous $25,000 bequest, from Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Feinstein, of Miami Beach; and a $25,000 bequest announced by Mrs., Elsie Bonen.
The conference was concluded today with a seminar in estate planning, led by Dr. Sol Stein, national executive director of the Israel Histadrut Campaign. Other speakers at the conference included Michael Arnon, Israel’s consul-general in New York. The Histadrut Pioneer Award was given to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rifkin, of Miami Beach and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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