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B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations Has Not Endorsed Succat Shalom

Robin Miller, coordinator of Succat Shalom (Shelter of Peace), which will stage an anti-nuclear protest in Lafayette Park in Washington and in a number of other cities from October 10 to October 14, is notifying all participants nationally to delete all references to the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations from a list of sponsoring organizations.

The move follows an assertion by Daniel Thursz, executive vice president of B’nai B’rith, the parent agency of the Foundations, that the Foundations had not endorsed the Succat Shalom project. A memorandum sent out by Miller regarding “errors on brochure listing of endorsing organizations” said that “all future communications regarding Succat Shalom will not include” the name of the Foundations.

The memorandum also stated that “due to an error in proofreading” the Jewish Peace Fellowship, “one of Succat Shalom’s first endorsers, was misprinted on the brochure to read Jewish People’s Fellowship. All future communications … will insure the correct spelling.”

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