Geneva (Sep. 16)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Steps to combat the activities of the Anti-Semitic International were taken an the International Peace Conference which is in session here.
The conference unanimously adopted a resolution submitted to it by the International Women’s Peace League, which recently held its sessions here, on behalf of the League of Jewish Women. The resolution draws attention to the activities of the anti-Semitic International and protests against these activities as being closely connected with the militaristic and anti-democratic reactionary elements who are diverting the attention of the people from the real causes of suffering, by alleging that the Jews are responsible for everything. The International Peace Conference instructed all the national societies affiliated with it to take steps against anti-Semitism, especially among the youth.
The memorandum of the Jewish Women’s League submitted to the Fifth Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and transmitted by that organization to the International Peace Conference urges the creation of a special commission in order to counteract the anti-Semitic movement.
“The organization of the anti-Semitic International,” the memorandum declared “is now an accomplished fact. The danger of such an International not only to the Jews but to the whole work of peace, is self-evident. The proposed special commission to fight against anti-Semitism should concentrate on fighting the anti-Semitic propaganda among young people.”
Attention was drawn to the resolution adopted by the First Congress of Child Welfare held in Geneva in August 1925, in which it was declared that race-hatred is detrimental to peace and that it is essential to combat the anti-Semitic movement especially in the schools and universities.
The National Council of Jewish Women, through a decision of its Board of Managers, is participating in three conferences that are of international and national significance the Twenty-fifth Universal Congress of Peace at Geneva, the International Conference of Church Women at Eagles Mere Paris Pa., on September 21 and 22 and the Second Conference on the Cause and Cure of War, which will probably meet in Washington D. C. in December. At the Geneva Conference, the Jewish Women of Europe are represented by the League of Jewish Women of Geneva, which has been working in close cooperation with the National Council of Jewish Women.
The Interracial Conference of Church Women has been called by a special women’s committee, under the direction of the Commission on the Church and Race Relations, of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Its chief purpose is to consider the social, economic and industrial problems that have arisen in America in the relations between its white and negro populations. Among the problems to be discussed are: “Conditions of White and Colored Women in Employment; Concrete Methods of Work in Race Relations; What Church Women Can Do to Create Wholesome Racial Attitudes ; and What Negro People and the White People Have Contributed and Can Contribute to Better Racial Relations.”
Mrs. Charles Long of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., President of the Pennsylvania State Conference of Council Sections, will represent the National Council at this meeting.
The call for the Second Conference on the Cause and Cure of War has been issued by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Call In the first Conference, held in Washington, D. C., in January, 1925, the National Council of Jewish Women united with other national women’s organizations in the effort to formulate a common program to guide women in the furtherance of the peace cause.
The Cincinnati Bureau of Jewish Education laid the cornerstone of its new school building on Sunday. The speakers were Oscar Berman, Chairman, Mayor Murray Seasongood, Rabbi H. Fishel Epstein, Rabbi David Philipson, Rabbi Louis Feinberg, Rabbi James Heller. Chas. Schaengold, Rabbi B. Epstein and Rabbi M. Hochstein.
This building will accomodate several hundred children and will consist of seven classrooms, offices, auditorium, game rooms, and reading room.
The Bureau was organized last October with Mr. Robert Senior as President and Messrs. Oscar Berman, Samuel Goldberg, Chas. Schaengold, Morton J. Heldman and Raphael W. Miller, officers and Mr. Haym Peretz, Director of the organization.