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  • American Jewish Committee Withdraws from Foundation over Forman ‘reparations’ Issue

    The American Jewish Committee, the only Jewish member of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), has quit the foundation over its association with a Negro militant group demanding “reparations” from synagogues and churches. In its letter of resignation, the AJ Committee indicated it was seeking new means to mobilize Jewish support to meet the… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Council Proposes Program to Halt Flight from Changing Neighborhoods

    The Rabbinical Council of America proposed today a three-point program to halt the flight of Jews from changing neighborhoods–a national conference of all Orthodox leaders on the subject, to be followed by a meeting with leaders of all faith communities, and additional meetings with Negro and Puerto Rican leaders both on a national and street-to-street… More ▸

  • Jewish War Veterans of New York State Rap Forman’s Demands for ‘reparations’

    The Jewish War Veterans of New York State have pledged full support to the Negro struggle for economic and social justice in a statement which also denounced “extortionist” demands for economic “reparations” from churches and synagogues. The statement, issued at the JWV 39th annual convention here, criticized James Forman for his demands for a half… More ▸

  • U.S. Educational Crisis Goes Beyond Black-jewish Relations, Says Maslow

    The educational crisis in America goes far beyond the relations between Negroes and Jews in the United States, according to Will Maslow, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. Mr. Maslow, an adjunct professor at the City College of New York, addressed a sociological seminar at the Institute of Jewish Affairs here. He said the… More ▸

  • Curacao Leader Says Most Jews Are Prepared to Salvage Damage Caused by Rioting

    Most Jews in the Netherlands West Indies colony of Curacao are prepared to salvage the damage done to their business establishments in last Friday’s rioting even though it may take as long as three years to recoup the losses put at $35 million, according to Lionel Capriles, a leader of the island’s Sephardic community and… More ▸

  • Jewish Big Brothers Agency Expands Services to Include Negro Children

    The Jewish Big Brothers Association of Boston is marking its 50th anniversary with an expansion of its services for the first time to the black community with referrals for black children being received and assignments to help them underway. Another innovation, according to president Arthur I. Zich, is an experimental Little Sister program in which… More ▸

  • Negro Newspaper Group Hails Israel on 21st Anniversary, Cites Aid to African States

    A leading group of American Negro newspapers, in a 21st anniversary salute to the State of Israel, declared editorially that “Black people of the world owe a great debt of gratitude to the State of Israel for the unflagging assistance given to the newly independent African nations.” The editorial appeared in the Chicago Daily Defender… More ▸

  • Lubavitcher Rebbe Urges Hasidim to Stay in Neighborhoods Threatened by Militants

    Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who has more than 300,000 Hasidic followers around the world and a large following in Brooklyn, said today that Jews in all urban centers in this country should “hold tight” and not abandon Jewish neighborhoods threatened by Negro militants. “It is a matter that concerns many sections in… More ▸