10,000 Unemployed Jewesses in N.y.c., Women’s Council Told

That ten thousand Jewish young women in New York City are unemployed today because of race discrimination was the statement made yesterday by Mrs. Estelle Sternberger, National Executive Secretary of the Council of Jewish Women at the convention of the Council being held here. The employers, Mrs. Sternberg said, give various excuses for not wishing to hire them, but the real reason is the fact that these young women are Jewish.

The situation in Chicago in this regard is even worse, she said. Although the Jewish population of Chicago is less than one-fourth that of New York, eight thousand Jewish girls there are unemployed because of this discrimination.

At yesterday’s session of the Council convention speakers also pointed to the danger of calendar reform, as a result of which the Jewish Sabbath would occur in the middle of the week.

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