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California Groups Plead for Unity Among Leaders of American Jewry

A resolution calling on the leaders of American Jewry to drop their differences and unite for harmonious action in the interest of their fellow Jews in Germany was adopted here last night at a special meeting of the united Jewish agencies of the East Bay communities of Oakland, Almeda, Berkeley, Sal Leandro and Richmond.

The resolution adopted reads in part:

“We who are signatories hereto, in common with all Jews of the United States of America, and especially those of us who are members of the three great organizations—the Constitution Grand Lodge of B’nai Brith, the American Jewish Congress and the American Jewish Committee—who are restively waiting for some method by which to show our indignation at the affront to our people and the outrage to human decency displayed in Germany and for some method of not alone bringing hope to our brethren there by at least showing that our hearts and minds are with them,—an expression which has as yet been denied us—but also of aiding them in more practical ways hereby, in the name of God and humanity call upon the leadership of the Constitution Grand Lodge of B’nai Brith, the American Jewish Congress and the American Jewish Committee to forget all difference and self-interest and to unite in an harmonious and common plan to the end that we who are waiting to serve may bring succor, hope and life itself to our brethren in Germany now so sorely distressed. The apparent inaction of American Jewry is causing them to lose hope, is aiding their oppressors and is making us lose faith in ourselves and our leadership. The time for silence has passed. We call for harmonious action.”

Representatives of Congregation Beth Abraham, Congregation Beth Jacob, Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Jewish Mothers’ Alliance, Jewish Ladies’ Progressive Club, Oakland Lodge of B’nai Brith and the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Oakland Jewish Federation, Oakland Talmud Torah, Temple Sinai, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Oakland and the Workmen’s Circle, were present at the meeting.