Temple Body Launches “truth About Jew” Drive

Plans to combat anti-Semitism by making authoritative, correct information about the Jew readily available to the American public were unfounded here today by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, parent body of American Liberal Judaism.

Under the slogan, “The Truth About the Jew,” the Union is establishing in each of its 294 congregations scattered throughout the United States and Canada, local Committees on Public Information About Jews and Judaism which will distribute literature, contact the press and make use of other publicity media in cooperation with the national committee.

Chairman of the national committee is the Boston attorney and author, Lee M. Friedman. Mr. Friedman is author of “Early American Jews,” “Zola and the Dreyfus Case,” and other books. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Jewish Historical Society.

The national committee plans to publish four pamphlets during the first year of the enterprise. These will be called “Popular Studies” and are to be attractively printed booklets of from twenty-five to thirty pages. The first “Judaism’s Influence in the Founding of the Republic” by Morris M. Feuerlicht — is already in press.

These pamphlets will be supplemented by a campaign designed to reach the general public. The pamphlets themselves are intended for molders of public opinion: editors, ministers, public speakers, legislators, teachers and the like. Local as well as national radio broadcasts, newspaper-rewrites and magazine articles are being planned. Also included in the project are plans to publish several full-length books.

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