Lurie to quit UJA in 1996

Until he leaves the UJA, Lurie said he would continue to focus on the planned restructuring of diaspora Jewry's central fund-raising organizations and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

The new entity being worked out is expected to consolidate the UJA, the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Israel Appeal, which funnels campaign money to the Jewish Agency.

Moscovitz, who had been the UJA's national marketing director, will oversee the remainder of the 1996 annual campaign and the beginning of the 1997 campaign.

"We need somebody to manage the day-to-day affairs and focus on the annual campaign" said Lurie, who has been traveling extensively for his job.

Lurie said he plans to return to the Bay Area when he leaves the UJA, but he is not sure what he will do. For now, he said, he is "concentrating on the huge job" ahead in the next nine months.