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Jews Object to Salvation Army’s Administration of Home for Girls

The Canadian Jewish Congress has expressed concern over the possibility that the provincial government of Manitoba may turn over the administration of the Manitoba Home for Girls to the Salvation Army.

Mr. S.M. Cherniak, head of the Canadian Jewish Congress in Western Canada, wrote Attorney General M. N. Hryhorczuk that the Jewish community has the highest admiration for the selfless work of the Salvation Army, but objected to the principle of having a denominational group administer an institution which cares for girls of various religious denominations.

We know that our feelings are shared by other religious groups in this community, he said, indicating that the plan would be a blow at religious freedom and at community unity.