Three-day Annual Conference of Yivo Opens; Need for Funds Stressed

The 34th annual conference of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research opened here last night marked by an appeal to Jewish individuals and organizations throughout the United States to increase their contributions to the institution.

The appeal emphasizes that YIVO is facing a deficit and, without increased financial aid, finds itself unable to carry out important projects dealing with Jewish research. Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds are especially urged to make larger allocations for YIVO in their budgets.

A large audience attended the opening session of the conference which took place at the Assembly Hall of Hunter College. The session observed the 25th anniversary of the death of Chaim Nachman Bialik, venerated Jewish poet, and heard reports on “One Hundred Years of Struggle for Jewish Rights “and on “The Jewishness of the Second Generation of Secularistic Jews. “Principal speakers included Dr. Israel Knox, Associate Professor of Philosophy at New York University; Chaim Grade, noted Jewish poet; Dr. Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor of the Jewish Spectator; and Leibush Lehrer, noted Jewish psychologist.

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