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New Jersey B’nai Brith Elects Green President, Thanks Church Council

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The New Jersey State Council of the Independent Order of B’nai Brith at its quarterly meeting in the Biltmore yesterday, elected Harry Green of Orange president and expressed a vote of thanks to the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America for cooperation in building good will between Christian and Jewish elements in this country.

Abraham Berkowitz, former District Attorney of Philadelphia, and spokesman for the National anti-Defamation Committee, reported to the order measures being taken to offset propaganda being distributed by Nazi agents in the United States. He declared that brown shirt affiliates in America are making strenuous efforts to spread anti-Semitic literature among American people and are propagating a campaign of malicious discrimination in this country.

His report on the cooperation being rendered by the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in strengthening Jewish-Christian understanding was adopted by the seventy-five delegates present with a vote of thanks to the council.

Following the election of Green to the highest office of the order, the following members were chosen for other posts: David Kramer, Newark, first vice-president; David De Brier, Atlantic City, second vice-president; Mrs. Mae Lunsky, Orange, third vice-president; Mrs. Hannah Strahs, Paterson, and J. Silverman, Jersey City, recording corresponding secretaries, and Dr Max Dintenfas, Irvington, treasurer.

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