That many non-Jewish institutions and individuals in America are now displaying interest in Jewish questions, especially with regard to the situation in Europe, is disclosed in a report released yesterday by the Jewish Information Bureau to a number of organizations and individuals.
Bernard G. Richards, director of the bureau, points out in his re###rt that during the two years of ###s existence many inquiries have been made of the bureau about various phases of Jewish thought, Jewish life and communal activities.
“These letters have come from New York and many distant cities of the country, and a considerable number of the communications came from non-Jewish institutions and individuals,” Mr. Richards declares.
Requests for information on current controversies in Jewish life constituted a good proportion of the communications received by the bureau. Information was especially desired on the issues between the American Jewish Committee and the American Jewish Congress, on Biro-Bidjan, the proposed Jewish Congress, the conflicts among the different groups of Zionists and on matters concerning the activities of the Federation of Jewish Charities. New York inquiries related chiefly to philanthropic and welfare agencies, the inquirers seeking information on certain institutions which could render them the special aid required.
The service of the Jewish Information Bureau is entirely free to the Jewish and non-Jewish public. The bureau was established in 1932 with the special aid of the Jewish Council of Greater New York.