KIAMESHA LAKE, N. Y. (Nov. 15)
There is no evidence of “any appreciable growth of anti-Semitism” in the United States, it was reported at the four-day convention of the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America which concluded here last night. About 1,500 delegates representing 170,000 members of the sisterhoods of the Conservative synagogues attended the parley.
Addressing the convention. Jules Cohn, coordinator of the National Community Relations Advisory Council, said: “The general climate appears to be as hostile to anti-Semitic vandalism, violence and defamation, as it has been for the past several years.” This was “despite the emergence of anti-Semitism as an element in the southern white citizens councils, and despite an increase in Arab propaganda” in the United States “designed to provoke divisiveness and religious hostility among Americans.”
The convention decided to undertake a $500,000 project to build a dormitory for women students at the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. League president, Mrs. Louis Sussman told the delegates that, because of the need for qualified Hebrew teachers, and the anticipated enrollment of women students from all parts of the United States and Canada, this dormitory building is a necessity. She asked the organization’s members to raise the necessary funds within three years.