Will Start Campaign for $250,000 to Strengthen Orthodoxy; Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein Re-elected President at Close of Three Day Session; Goes on Record as Favoring Five Day Week; William Green Gives American Federation of Labor’s Views on Immigration, Seek Way to Unite Families
The creation of an Orthodox National Board of Jewish Education to bring about a unification of the curricula in the various Hebrew schools and Talmud Torahs and the starting of a campaign of $250,000 to organize the Orthodox congregations and strengthen their Union were decided upon by the nattional convention of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations which closed its three days sessions held at the Jewish Center, 131 W. 86th Street, and at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Monday.
Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein was reelected President of the Union. About 300 delegates representing congregations affiliated with the organization attended the sessions and a large number of Orthodox Jews attended the mass meeting held Saturday night at the Ohab Zedek Synagogue, which was addressed by Justice Irving Lehman. Gedaliah Bublick. Rabbi Herber S. Goldstein, Gustavus Rogers and Rabbi Israel Rosenberg. president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations went on record as favoring the introduction into the industires of the country of a Five Day Working. Week with a view to enabling Jewish workers to observe the Sabbath. This decision was taken after the convention had listened to an address by William Green. president of the American Federation of Labor, who declared that the Federation was determined to see to it that the five day week. which is already in practice in several industries. be extended to all branches of labor.
Mr. Green in the course of his remarks also touched on the immigration question indicating that his organization is seeking a way to eliminate the hardships resulting from the present immigration law through the separation of families. “We do not want families to be separated. We will do all that is possible that women and children may be reunited with their husbands and fathers and that Jewish families may be united in this country.
“Economic necessity has driven the American Federation of Labor to adopt a policy for restricted immigration,” Mr. Green continued. “We want to raise the standard of living of the American worker and this is possible only through a normal absorption of the newly arrived.” Mr. Green paid high tribute to
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