CAMDEN. N.J. (Oct. 8)
The board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Camden County today made public a resolution expressing regret over the fact that the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League had decided to withdraw from the National Community Relations Advisory Council. The board authorized the Federation to seek affiliation with the N.C.R.A.C.
“The Jewish Federation of Camden County,” the resolution reads, “regrets the action taken by the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith in withdrawing from the National Community Relations Advisory Council. We feel this action was not in the best interest of the total American Jewish community. We reaffirm the purposes of the N.G.R.A.C. and feel strongly that there is a necessity of a coordinating agency in the field of community relations and that N.C.R.A.C. serves that function.
“We firmly believe in the necessity for joint planning in the field of community relations by national agencies and local communities engaged in this field. We are also convinced that re-assessment of the goals to be achieved by the agencies engaged in community relations work is not only desirable but necessary and that this can only be achieved through the N.C.R.A.C. Furthermore, we affirm our support of the resolution on division of labor as adopted by the plenum of the N.C.R.A.C. We hope that the A.J.C. and Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith will reconsider its action and re-affiliate with N.C.R.A.C., the only instrumentality created by the American Jewish community which can succeed in coordinating the work being done by the local and national agencies in the field of community relations.”