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Workmen’s Circle Celebrates 56th Anniversary; Has 70,000 Members

The Workmen’s Circle, largest Jewish labor fraternal organization, which has more than 70,000 members, a third of whom are American-born, celebrated its 56th anniversary last night at Carnegie Hall.

Jacob T. Zukerman, president of the organization, and Nathan Chanin, general secretary, emphasized in their addresses that the organization has been opposed to Communism. They pointed out that the American rabbis who have just been given permission to visit the Soviet Union, will find synagogues in the USSR but not a single Jewish school since Jewish culture has been liquidated.

President Eisenhower, in a message to the gathering, hailed the Workmen’s Circle for its “efforts to advance human welfare.” The organization has 700 chapters throughout the United States and Canada and maintains a network of 100 Jewish schools and nine camps. It also administers a system of insurance benefits for its members.

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