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State of Israel Bonds drive

Mazel tov.

Members of the Avenue Z Jewish Center display a plaque presented to them by the State of Israel Bonds organization for their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Land of Milk and Honey.

Councilmember Michael Nelson (second from left) and David Dorfman, former executive director of Media Affairs at the Israeli Consulate in New York (left), join in the celebrations at the synagogue, 875 Avenue Z.

The idea to begin an organization that traded in securities issued by the Israeli government was proposed by Israel’s first and third prime minister, David Ben-Gurion at a time of emergency for the newly-formed state.

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