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  • 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 ▸

  • Relations Between Jews and Non-jews in Madrid Reported Cordial

    Relations between the Jews of Madrid and non-Jews are very cordial and the Society of Christians and Jews has an important role in deepening understanding and combatting ancient prejudices, Gad Ben-Meir, director of the World Sephardi Federation, reported today on his return from a visit to Spain. He said that there was “little doubt” that… More ▸

  • Pro-nazi Students in Sweden Counter Jews by Singing Nazi Songs

    A spokesman for the Stockholm Students Union said today that a number of pro-Nazi members might be expelled from the group for singing anti-Semitic Nazi songs at a students function at Stockholm University. The incident occurred when some students sang the Israeli folk song “Hava Nagila.” The pro-Nazi students, some of them members of the… More ▸

  • Convention of Jewish Men’s Clubs Hears Warning of Future of U.S. Jewry

    A warning that American Jewry is “in gravest danger” because its youth has little consciousness of Jewish ness was voiced here today by Rabbi Joel Geffen, director of community activities of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. “Our affluence and our enjoyment of full freedom,” he said, “have blinded us to the very roots of… More ▸

  • ‘presidents Conference’ Committee Urges Streng Thening of J.t.a.

    A special committee on the Jewish telegraphic Agency set up by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations reported to the Conference that JTA was an “important instrumentality” and recommended that it “be strengthened as much as possible by means of subscriptions and grants wherever feasible.” George Maislen, president of the United Synagogue of… More ▸

  • 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 ▸