civil rights

  • Synagogue Council Gets Ford Grant for Black-jewish Clergy Project on Tensions

    The Ford Foundation has granted $54,500 to the Synagogue Council of America for a program that will bring Negro and Jewish clergymen together to discuss religious and racial tensions in New York City. The program will be sponsored jointly by the Synagogue Council, which is the representative body of Conservative, Reform and Orthodox rabbis and… More ▸

  • Leading U.S. Negroes Will Attend Israel Parley on Technology, Human Development

    A conference on technology and human development to take place in Israel next April with the participation, among others, of six American Negro leaders, is expected to lead to better understanding between Jews and Negroes in New York, according to Theodore W. Kheel, the labor mediator. Mr. Kheel is president of the American Foundation on… More ▸

  • Jwv Reports Increased Assistance Sought by Negro Ex-gis

    The national commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States disclosed today that the number of Negro ex-servicemen seeking assistance from his organization in veterans’ matters has increased by more than 100 percent in the past year. According to Charles Feuereisen, “This does not indicate a national wave of anti-Semitism among Negroes, especially… More ▸

  • Givens Voices Fears for Canadian Jewry; ‘slumlord’ Accusations Hurled in Halifax

    Fears for the future of Canadian Jewry in the face of increasing disunity in the nation over the Provincial separatist movement–particularly in Quebec–was voiced here by the former Jewish Mayor of Toronto. Philip Givens, now a Liberal Member of Parliament, told a B’nai B’rith regional council meeting, “People tell us that we Jews are paranoid…. More ▸

  • Rabbi Calls for Establishment of ‘truth Squads’ to Answer Anti-semitic Attacks

    An Orthodox rabbinical leader proposed today the formation of “truth squads” to reply to anti-Semitic attacks from militant Negroes and he added a demand that communications media be forced to give equal time to Jews to combat such attacks. The proposals were made by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, executive vice-president of the National Committee for… More ▸

  • New N.Y. Rights Chief Urges Revival of Jewish-negro Coalition

    New York City’s newly appointed Human Rights Commissioner yesterday urged a revival of the coalition between Jews and Negroes which has been split by racial tensions. Simeon Golar, a Negro, spoke before a predominantly Jewish audience at the Daughters of Jacob Hospital and Home for the Aged. He said he wanted to be an “honest… More ▸

  • Angry Reaction to Iraqi Executions Continue to Echo; Release of Jews Demanded

    Angry reaction to the Iraqi hangings continued to reverberate today. Memorial services for the nine Jews executed last week as alleged spies for Israel were held in several cities around the country. Prominent public figures spoke out in condemnation of the “show trials” and public executions. Demands were made in several quarters for pressure on… More ▸

  • Rabbis Told Jews Cannot Combat Black Anti-semitism by Leaving Rights Battle

    The “security and safety” of the American Jew are being “threatened by the growing menace of Negro anti-Semitism,” but this situation will not be improved by the withdrawal of Jews from the Negroes’ battle for their rights and equality, a noted sociologist declared here yesterday. “On the contrary,” Prof. Jerry Hochbaum of Yeshiva University told… More ▸

  • Nixon Adviser Says Jews Must Not ‘turn Inward’ and Quit Rights Struggle

    Daniel P. Moynihan, the new White House Assistant for Urban Affairs, urged today that the Jewish community “not turn inward” because of Negro hostility and remove itself for the struggle for racial equality. While recognizing the dilemma facing Jewish groups created by a rise in anti-Semitism, “this is no time for turning back,” he told… More ▸

  • Bar-ilan University Confers Honorary Degree on Chief Justice Earl Warren

    Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court received yesterday an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, an institution sponsored by American Jews. The award was conferred by Dr. Joseph H. Lookstein, chancellor, at a dinner here honoring Justice Warren. Dr. Lookstein announced the establishment of a program… More ▸