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Federation of Temple Sisterhoods Decides to Award Forty Scholarships in 1950

Forty scholarships and fellowships for year’s study on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will be awarded during 1950 by the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, it was announced at the organization’s 35th annual executive board meeting here today.

A resolution adopted by the convention repudiated the United Nations plan “which would cut off the new city of Jerusalem from the state of Israel.” Other resolutions passed at the three-day meeting urged the U.S. Senate to ratify the U.N. Convention on Genocide; called upon Congress to liberalize the present provisions for admission to the United States of displaced persons; and urged the U.N. and its member governments to renew efforts for international regulation of all armaments and for effective international control of atomic energy.

Early in 1950, the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods expects to purchase land in New York City where there will be constructed “The House of Living Judaism,” to serve as an American and world center of Reform Judaism. The Federation, with 75,000 members, engages in a broad program of Jewish and humanitarian service through 450 local Sisterhoods in the United States and six other countries. The president of the organization is Mrs. Louis A. Rosett, of New Rochelle, N.Y.

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