Brotherhood Week Observance Begins Saturday in 2,000 Communities

Twenty-nine national organizations are officially cooperating in the observance of Brotherhood Week, Feb. 22 to 28, it was announced by Dr. Everett R. Clinchy, president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, sponsors of the observance. According to Dr. Clinchy, this is the largest number of national groups which have ever cooperated in the observance, The week will be marked in some 2,000 communities.

Among the organizations are the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Welfare Board, Junior B’nai B’rith, International Council of Religious Education; National Council of Jewish Women, National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and National Federation of Temple Youth.

The three radio networks have scheduled programs in connection with the observance. “Portrait of an American,” a drama based on the life of the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, will be broadcast over the Red Network of NBC from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., EST, Saturday. CBS will broadcast a program on Saturday featuring Dr. Frank Kingdon, the educator. Dr. Clinchy will speak over the Mutual network from Atlantic City from 12:15 to 12:30, EST, Thursday, Feb. 27, in an address, “Liberties and Duties,” before a general assembly of the convention of school administrators.

Programs for Brotherhood Week will be on the air on more than 150 local stations in various cities, cooperating through the use of three 15-minute scripts made available by the N.C.C.J. The scripts revolve around the “National Unity” theme. Cooperating with stations in putting on these programs are local “round tables” of the NCCJ committees of citizens furthering the observance of Brotherhood Week.

Gladys Swarthout, guest soloist on the Ford Sunday Evening Hour over the Columbia network on Sunday, will sing the late Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt’s “Hallelujah” in observance of Brotherhood Week.

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