DETROIT (Jul. 22)
Rabbi David B. Hollander of New York was elected president of the Rabbinical Council of America last night at the organization’s four-day annual convention here. Dr. Theodore Adams, retiring president of the Orthodox group, was named honorary president.
In an address to the assembly, CIO president Walter Reuther assailed the McCarran-Walter Immigration Act “as a symbol of immorality which is in direct contrast to the symbol portrayed by the Statue of Liberty welcoming people to these shores. We cannot have this Act and the statue at the same time,” Mr. Reuther said. He insisted that “America must stand as a symbol of great moral leadership.”
In a number of resolutions, the convention urged continued support by the Rabbinate of Hebrew Day Schools, Yeshivos and Orthodox institutions of learning here and in Israel. The convention urged more low-cost and middle-income housing as part of a public housing program. It expressed gratification over the proposed extension of Social Security coverage which will enable the clergy to be included on a voluntary basis.