Cooper Addresses Paterson Group
Menu JTA Search

Cooper Addresses Paterson Group

Download PDF for this date

“No race or religious group possesses a monopoly of patriotism or civic virtue. None is without its social, professional and political delinquents; none is without its scoundrel.” This was the contention of Irving Ben Cooper, counsel to the New York Commissioner of Accounts, in his address last night, delivered at the Temple Emanuel here, under the auspices of B’nai B’rith.

He derided the fact that “some people insist on confounding the terms ‘capitalist’ and ‘Jew,’ while others insist on confusing the terms ‘Communist’ and ‘Jew’.

The meeting was staged under the name of Civic Night. Other speakers included James H. Carpenter, president of the New Jersey Bar Association, and William B. Gourley, of the Passaic county bar. Charles H. Roemer, president of the Jewish Community Council of Paterson, was chairman.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund