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Labor Zionists Call Upon U.S.S.R. to Grant Rights to Jews

A resolution protesting against “continued discrimination by the Soviet Union against its Jewish population,” and appealing “to all justice loving people to join in demands that Soviet Jews be granted the elementary right of maintaining their cultural and communal institutions,” was adopted here at the closing session of the 32nd national convention of the Labor Zionist Organization of America. The convention also urged the Government of the USSR to make it possible for Russian Jews desiring to immigrate to Israel to leave the country.

Another resolution urged American Labor Zionists to participate more actively in Jewish communal activities related to the support of Israel and the strengthening of Jewish life in the United States. This resolution stressed particularly the need for promotion of Jewish day schools and other educational programs in the Jewish communities in this country. Pinchas Cruso, of Cincinnati, was elected president of the LZOA; Dr. Ezra Spicehandler, of Cincinnati, vice-president; and Joseph Cooper, of Newark, chairman of the executive committee. Susan Brecher was re-elected treasurer.