NEW YORK (Feb. 2)
B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League today adopted a budget for 1964, totaling $4,317,000. The budget was approved at the closing session of the League’s 51st annual meeting, held here the last five days. A national drive to seek to raise the amounts needed will be headed by Paul Sampliner, chairman of the ADL’s national campaign cabinet.
An announcement that the ADL has underwritten a $500,000 five-year program of research which, when completed, “will be the most comprehensive study of American anti-Semitism ever conducted” was made at last night’s session by Samuel Dalsimer, chairman of the League’s program committee.
According to Mr. Dalsimer, the survey will “cover such areas as prejudice among adolescents, the relationship of Christianity to anti-Semitism, political values, the extent and location of anti-Semitism, and the institutions in American life supporting it.” Dr. Charles Y. Glock, of the University of California’s Survey Research Center, at Berkeley, is in charge of the survey.
The ADL convention also heard the annual report by Dore Schary, national chairman of the League, and an address by U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, brother of the late President Kennedy. At the convention’s closing session, today, the League’s annual Democratic Legacy Award in the form of silver medals, was presented by Mr. Schary to the Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther and Roy Wilkins for their “distinguished contributions to the enrichment of America’s democratic legacy.” The recipient of this award last year was President Kennedy. A message from President Johnson today, lauded the medalists for their “contributions to the cause of human equality and Justice.”