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  • Atlanta Extends a Warm Welcome to Singer Nehama Lifschitz, Who Visits Day School

    Atlanta extended a warm welcome to Nehama Lifschitz yesterday. The Russian-born Jewish folksinger, who left her native land earlier this year to become a citizen of Israel, was here on a concert tour sponsored by Premier Golda Meir of Israel. She was greeted by Mayor Ivan Allan and, accompanied by the Israel Consul General, Moshe… More ▸

  • Mrs. Martin Luther King Joins Honorary Atlanta Committee Welcoming Miss Lifschitz

    Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., widow of the Negro civil rights leader has joined an honorary committee welcoming the Russian-Jewish folk singer, Nehama Lifschitz who will give a concert here Nov. 18. Miss Lifschitz, who has become an Israeli citizen, is on a concert tour of the United States in cooperation with the American-Israel Cultural… More ▸

  • Finds Moderate Attitude of Most Negroes Toward Whites and Jews Generally Unchanged

    The moderate attitude of most Negroes towards whites generally and Jews in particular that prevailed several years ago remains basically unchanged, according to a Harvard sociologist whose 1964 study of protest and prejudice in the black community was conducted under a grant from the B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation League, But Dr. Gary T. Marx reports that… More ▸

  • Memorial Service Held for Jews Killed in Vietnam, Shofarim Sounded by Radicals

    A memorial service for the Jewish servicemen killed in Vietnam and an antiwar demonstration involving about 100 self-styled Jewish “radicals” was held Sunday in front of the White House. The demonstration was held as President Nixon attended worship services. Shofarim (rams horns) were sounded as a call for action. The National Jewish Organizing project, a… More ▸

  • 8 American Negro Editors and Publishers Will Conduct Study Mission in Israel

    Eight American Negro editors and publishers will visit Israel for 10 days beginning Nov. 16 to study that country’s social and economic methods with a view to applying some of them toward the betterment of the Negro community in the United States. The eight, representing leading Negro newspapers, will tour Israel as guests its Government…. More ▸

  • Cleveland Jews Have History of Cooperation with Mayor Carl Stokes

    The Jewish community of Cleveland followed local election developments with close interest despite the absence of any specific Jewish interests. Most Cleveland Jews live in the suburbs and thus had little part in the voting which led to the re-election of Mayor Carl B. Stokes, by a narrow margin. Mr. Stokes was the first Negro… More ▸

  • Prof. Ravitz Leads Field of 18, Will Be President of Detroit City Council

    Prof. Mel Ravitz, of Wayne State University was reelected Tuesday to the Detroit City Council with the highest vote of any candidate and will become President of the Council in January. Another Democrat and liberal leader, Carl M. Levin, running for office for the first time, came in third among the 18 candidates for the… More ▸

  • Washington Jewry Will Provide Accommodations, Services to Vietnam War Protestors

    Washington’s Jewish community and its major synagogues and organizations are preparing to provide accommodations and various services for thousands of Jewish students who are expected to converge on the capital during the Vietnam war mass protests Nov. 13-15. A Jewish Student Assistance Center has been established with the cooperation of the Union of American Hebrew… More ▸