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  • World Conference on Jewish Education Appeals to Welfare Funds

    The first World Conference on Yiddish and Yiddish-Hebrew Education concluded here today after adopting a resolution calling upon local Jewish welfare funds throughout the United States and Canada to give greater support to Yiddish and Yiddish-Hebrew schools in their cities. About 180 delegates from 10 countries attended the conference. Other resolutions called upon Jewish parents… More ▸

  • 1,595 Students Reported Attending Ort Training Schools in Poland

    An inspection tour of ORT vocational training centers in Poland showed that the Polish Jews are greatly benefiting from the ORT courses, Dr. V. Halpern, director of the ORT Union, reported here today upon his return from Poland. Dr. Halpern said that 1,595 students are attending ORT courses. He stressed that he was impressed “not… More ▸

  • Exchange Program of Israeli and U.S. Jewish Social Workers Announced

    Israeli social workers and youth leaders will work in Jewish centers in this country and American Jewish Center workers will receive training in Israel in an exchange program announced today by the National Jewish Welfare Board and the Jewish Agency for Israel. To provide the Israeli professionals with a broader concept of Jewish life outside… More ▸

  • Congressional Body Starts Hearign on Soviet Treatment of Jews

    Hearings on discrimination against Jews in the Soviet Union were started here today by a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, while the State Department indicated today that it has abandoned its recently expressed policy of non-objection to a resolution by Congress condemning Soviet anti-Semitism. The State Department, in a letter to Representative Leonard… More ▸

  • Vladimir Horowitz Returns to Concert Stage; Ends 12 Years of Absence

    Vladimir Horowitz, the Russian-born, Jewish pianist who retired from public performances 12 years ago, returned to Carnegie Hall here yesterday to a triumphant “second debut” before a distinguished audience that included many of the foremost musicians in the world. In addition to a great ovation, which lasted more than a half hour after his recital,… More ▸

  • German-israeli Talks Hit Snag; Israel Cabinet Holds Special Session

    Israel’s Cabinet held an extraordinary session here today to discuss the formulation of the projected Bonn-Jerusalem Joint communique regarding the agreement between Israel and West Germany to establish diplomatic relations While both countries have decided to exchange diplomatic representatives, and have according to official sources, “reached full understanding regarding the substance of continued German economic… More ▸

  • Jewish Survivors in New York Honor Memory of Jews Killed by Nazis

    Both United States Senators from New York, Republican Jacob K. Javits and Democrat Robert F. Kennedy, joined 1,000 survivors of Nazi concentration camps and ghettoes yesterday in commemorative rites here, honoring the memory of the holocaust victims. Sen. Javits told the meeting, held at the Hunter College auditorium, that “the world owes a duty to… More ▸

  • Goldmann Confers with German Chancellor on Payments to Nazi Victims

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, conferred here today with Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and Finance Minister Rolf Dahlgruen. He pressed his demand that Nazi victims who could not escape from Iron Curtain countries prior to October 1953, be given restitution equal to the compensation paid to all other… More ▸

  • Atlanta Jewish Community Dedicates Monument to Nazi Victims

    Some 650 members of the Atlanta Jewish community gathered in the Greenwood Cemetery’s Jewish section to dedicate a tombstone monument to the memory of the 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children murdered during World War II by the Nazis. Mayor Ivan Allen joined with representatives of Jewish organizations and the rabbinate in warning of the… More ▸

  • New Israel Museum Opens Today; $35,000,000 Worth of Art to Be Displayed

    A total of $35,000,000 worth of art will go on display here tomorrow when the new Israel Museum opens officially in ceremonies to be attended by President Zalman Shazar and some 500 guests from abroad, including the Vice-President of Liberia, the Foreign Ministers of Uruguay and the Central African Republic, the Education Ministers of Denmark,… More ▸