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  • Study Finds Generation, Education Gap Among Jews on Black Anti-semitism Issue

    A major study of opinions of Jews and Negroes in New York City’s five boroughs, financed by a $109,000 Ford Foundation grant, has disclosed a deep generation and educational gap among Jews in their assessments of Negro anti-Semitism and in readiness to support efforts to end discrimination against non-white minorities. The survey, made by Louis… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Sam H. Massell, Jr., 41-year-old Jew, is Elected Mayor of Atlanta

    Sam H. Massell, Jr. was elected yesterday as the first Jewish Mayor of this southern city. The 41-year-old incumbent Vice Mayor, a Democrat, defeated Rodney Cook, 45, a moderate Republican, in a race that was marked by charges of anti-Semitism. A major factor in Mr. Massell’s successful campaign, political observers said, was the heavy vote… More ▸

  • New York State Official Urges Jews to Work for Restructuring of Urban Community

    A New York State official has urged the Jewish community to redirect its resources away from the “shadow-boxing of anti-Semitism” and to bend its efforts to restructure the urban community as a whole. Dr. Jack Sable, director of the New York State Office for Community Affairs, spoke at the opening of the annual convention of… More ▸

  • Brooklyn Rabbinical President Appeals to Christians to Condemn Vandalism

    The president of the Brooklyn Board of Rabbis appealed today to Catholic and Protestant clergymen to join him in condemning vandalism against houses of worship after a Coney Island synagogue was found desecrated last week. Rabbi Kurt Klappholz made his appeal after Morris Glassman, president of Congregation Chevra Bikur Cholcm, reported that the synagogue had… More ▸

  • Cleveland Federation, ‘jewish News’ Denounce Defense League Efforts to Begin Chapter

    Announcement of plans for creation of a Cleveland area chapter of the militant Jewish Defense League was promptly denounced by the Community Relations Committee of the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation as a “misguided” and unneeded “intrusion into the community by outside forces.” The Cleveland Jewish News called the plan “insolent, abrasive and outlandish” and said… More ▸

  • Black Leader Reads Reparations Demand at Synagogue on Yom Kippur

    The Black United Front, a militant Negro organization which is demanding reparations in cash from the religious community, sent representatives to read a policy statement on the steps of Washington’s B’nai Israel Synagogue Sunday calling on “the Jewish church to shake off the shackles of white racism and capitalist exploitation that have strangled its Christian… More ▸