Junior Hadassah Promises Full Support to National Defense

A resolution pledging the Young Hadassah to do its utmost to carry out the defense of America, was unanimously adopted today at the closing session of the organization’s four-day convention, which was held here.

Entitled a “Resolution on American Affairs,” it states: “Junior Hadassah, the Young Women’s Zionist Organization of America, pledges active support to the policies of the American Government designed to prevent incursion of totalitarian ideas, to defend our liberties, to protect our nation against attack and to aid the allied powers fighting the Axis forces.

“We pledge to do our utmost to carry out the vast defense policy of the United States by individual and group cooperation with defense agencies in every community. We endorse the ten-point program of the Division of Youth Activities of the United States Office of Civilian Defense and hope to mobilize large numbers of young women in all sections of the United States to take part in community defense activities.”

Other resolutions adopted by the assembled delegates called for a Jewish National Home in Palestine, creation of a Jewish army, and participation by the Junior Hadassah in the Plugot Hechalutz, “which is the agency best suited to mobilize and train thousands of American Jewish youth required for the upbuilding of Palestine.”

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