the vice president’s wife, praised the Israel Bonds women’s division,
saying that the purchase of such bonds is “one of the most tangible ways
that Americans can show out unwavering support for Israel.
she added her voice in support of “a cause we all share.”
but was she one of the buyers of $2 million worth of Israel Bonds?
matter, her very presence thrilled the 500 ladies that lunched at the New
the bond purchasers were honorees Thelma Adler
of West Nyack, N.Y.; Mimi Hirsch
of West Orange, N.J.; Miriam Levine
of Bayonne, N.J.; Blossom Zivin
of Rockaway, N.J.; Carmela Kalmanson
of Beechhurst, N.Y.; Helga Luden
of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Shirley Taishoff Salzman
of Jamaica, N.Y.; and Barbara Arfa, Zara Eliash
and Charlotte Fainblatt,
all of Manhattan.
Second Lady talked about a visit to Israel that she will never forget. It
was in spring of last year when she went with her husband to celebrate the
state’s 50th anniversary with 12,000 people in a Jerusalem
told them of his joy of having ‘the honor and the challenge of putting
into words to the people of Israel the bottomless reservoir of love and
respect felt for them by the people of America.’ And we heard that love
roared back. That was a joyous mission.”