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  • Mizrachi Women Vote $1,865,000 Budget, Elect Mrs. Milton S. Jacobson President

    Mrs. Milton S. Jacobson of New York was elected national president of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America at the organization’s 44th annual convention here today. The Mizrachi Women adopted a $1,865,000 budget for child care, youth aliyah, social service and vocational education programs in Israel, the largest budget in the organization’s history. Mizrachi is… More ▸

  • Ambassador Lourie Tells Mizrachi Women U.S. Support for Israel Based on Own Interests

    An Israeli diplomat said here today that United States support for Israel is based on “a sober estimate of America’s interests.” Arthur Lourie, ambassador-at-large and a member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations, spoke at the opening of the 44th annual national convention of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America. The Mizrachi Women… More ▸

  • Former President Johnson to Receive Mizrachi Women’s America-israel Award

    Former President Lyndon B. Johnson has been named recipient of the 1969 American-Israel Friendship Award presented by the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America, Mrs. Aaron Leifer, national president, announced today. The award is presented annually to public figures “not of the Jewish faith who have made distinguished contributions toward fostering friendship and understanding between the… More ▸

  • American Jewish Leaders Eulogize Eshkol, Cite His Contributions

    President Arthur J. Goldberg of the American Jewish Committee and the organization’s honorary president, pledged to Acting Prime Minister Allon “our renewed efforts to help create the just and lasting peace in the Middle East that would be the finest memorial to Levi Eshkol.” The American Jewish Congress lauded a “friend and beloved colleague” for… More ▸

  • Mrs. Aaron Leifer to Head American Mizrachi Women’s Organization

    The Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America today re-elected Mrs. Aaron Leifer, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as its national president at the close of its 43rd annual convention, and adopted a budget of $1,495,000 to continue and expand its child care, youth aliyah. education and social service programs in Israel. More ▸

  • White House Denies Any Change in President’s Stand on Phantom Sale

    A White House spokesman, commenting on contradictory press and television reports on President Johnson’s plans concerning the sale of F-4 Phantom jets to Israel, said today that the “status quo” on the Israeli request remained unchanged and that no decision or announcements on the request was expected today. This was the reaction from spokesman Lloyd… More ▸

  • Sen. Robert Kennedy Memorialized at Mizrachi Women’s Ceremony

    The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was memorialized here today in a posthumous presentation of the 1968 “Annual America-Israel Friendship Award” of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America. In a ceremony approved by the Kennedy family, the citation was accepted by the late Senator’s colleague, Senator Jacob K. Javits, at the America-Israel Friendship dinner of… More ▸

  • American Council for Judaism Hires New Executive, Replacing Mezvinsky

    The American Council for Judaism, which this year lost its executive director and executive vice president, has hired a new executive director. He is Stuart Gottlieb of Lawrenceville, N.J., who previously served as assistant director of inter-religious affairs of the American Jewish Committee and was that organization’s assistant area director for Pennsylvania and Delaware. Mr…. More ▸

  • Mizrachi Delegates Say Settlement in Israel of a Family Member is ‘sacred’ Duty

    The 400 delegates to the 43rd annual convention of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America agreed unanimously yesterday that it was their “sacred obligation” to send at least one member of every family in the organization to settle in Israel. The Mizrachi Women’s Organization claims over 50,000 members in its 300 branches. The convention was… More ▸

  • Mizrachi Women Will Present Friendship Award Posthumously to Senator Kennedy

    The late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy has been named to receive the America-Israel Friendship Award presented annually by the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America to “distinguished Americans, not of the Jewish faith, who have contributed significantly to understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States and the State of Israel.” The award will… More ▸