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Secretary of Labor Shultz Praises B’nai B’rith for Services to Youth

Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz had words of praise yesterday for B’nai B’rith and its far-flung services on American campuses and communities all over the country. Mr. Shultz was the principal speaker at the B’nai B’rith Supreme Lodge award dinner in honor of Moses L. Kove, a former magistrate and former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who served as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials.

“For a century and a quarter, B’nai B’rith has demonstrated time and again what happens when men of conviction and compassion band together to improve the lot of the less fortunate,” Mr. Shultz said. “They get results.” He said that “B’nai B’rith’s 50,000-member Youth Organization and Hillel Foundation on 273 campuses in the United States and Canada are getting results. They play an important part in our overall efforts to provide young people with the opportunity to participate more fully in our society…They and B’nai B’rith are performing the kind of private, volunteer service which is so vital to our common efforts to achieve social and economic justice in America.”

Baron Edmond de Rothschild, president of the French Jewish Consistory, was honored by 300 members of New York’s financial community today “for notable leadership of the Jewish people.” Baron de Rothschild and Gen. Avraham Yoffe, director of Israel’s Authority for Natural Reserves, were guests of honor at a dinner sponsored by the Wall Street banking division of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York. Gustav L. Levy, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Board of Governors and of the UJA’s Wall Street division, presented Baron de Rothschild with a silver ceremonial wine cup as a momento of the occasion which was part of the New York UJA’s drive to raise a record sum for Israel’s 1969 Emergency Fund.

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