NEW YORK (Jun. 17)
Mayor Wagner today lauded the Yiddish-language daily press as “a major force in the communal, social, religious and intellectual life of the Jewish people of the United States” in a proclamation setting June 16 through June 22 as “Yiddish Press Week. ” He also called for support of an Israel bond dinner saluting the Yiddish press on June 22 at the Hotel Commodore.
In a ceremony at his office in City Hall, the Mayor presented copies of the proclamation to David L. Meckler and Solomon Dingol, editors of the Jewish Day-Morning Journal Alexander Kahn, general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward: Hillel Rogoff, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward and Arthur L. Jacobs, general manager of the Jewish-Day-Morning Journal, who accepted the presentation on behalf of Morris Weinberg, the paper’s publisher. Messers. Dingol, Meckler, Kahn, Rogoff and Weinberg will be guests of honor at the June 22 event.