NEW YORK (Mar. 23)
A resolution urging the Federal Government and the states of Tennessee and Florida to “quickly apprehend and punish the culprits who shamefully destroyed synagogue property in Nashville and Miami” was adopted here today at an all-day 46th annual banquet-conference of the National Council of Young Israel. More than 1,200 persons attended the function.
Other resolutions urged the President and the State Department to safeguard the territorial integrity of Israel against aggression, asked the Soviet Government to grant religious liberty and freedom to worship to its 3,000,000 Jewish citizens, and asked the United States Congress to defeat so-called humane slaughter legislation “which interferes with Jewish ritual practices.” The major speaker at the dinner was New York State Gov. Averill Harriman.
Young Israel operates 400 youth clubs in the greater New York area for more than 13,000 boys and girls. Thousands of men and women are enrolled in Young Israel’s adult education program.