Synagogue Council Calls Upon Negro Leaders for Talks on Anti-semitism

The Synagogue Council of America called on leaders of all major Negro and civil rights organizations today to meet with Jewish rabbis and lay Jewish leaders to deal on a national level with the “implications” arising from an anti-Semitic statement made this week by a suburban Negro leader of the Congress of Racial Equality.

The Synagogue Council, coordinating body of lay and rabbinical organizations of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements, issued a statement condemning the “vicious anti-Semitism and anti-white racism” expressed by Clifford A. Brown, the Mount Vernon educational chairman for CORE. The Council congratulated CORE for repudiating Brown’s statement, in which the latter had said that Hitler had not killed enough Jews. (See page 4 report on CORE move.)

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