BOSTON (Sep. 8)
The inevitability of poverty, discrimination and injustice are being challenged, not only here in America, but throughout the world, Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey declared here tonight. Delivering the keynote address at the 70th annual dinner meeting of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Mr. Humphrey lauded the CJP as “a pioneer in American philanthropy, a federation that has epitomized the conscience, the compassion and the concern which are the hallmarks of the American character.”
A capacity crowd of 900 persons attended the dinner, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the CJP as the nation’s first united community welfare organization.
Sidney Stoneman, who was elected to a second term as CJP president, declared that “the concept of federation founded in Boston 70 years ago has continued vitality today.” Dr. Benjamin B. Rosenberg, CJP executive director, declared; “The meaning of our 70th anniversary will be enhanced if we consider it not as the end of an era but as a springboard toward a new plateau of achievement in meeting the crucial needs of our Jewish community.”