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  • Soviet Cultural Group to Be Picketed by Jewish Students; Request for Emigration Given

    Several hundred Jewish students from Baltimore area universities are expected to picket the opening performance of the Siberian Dancers and Singers of Omsk at the Lyric Theater here tonight, according to Leon Sachs, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. They will hand members of the audience entering the theater copies of a letter from… More ▸

  • Catholic Coed Joins Jews in Protest at Moiseyev Show in Washington

    A New York Catholic coed joined last night with a score of representatives of the Jewish Community Council in a demonstration on behalf of Soviet Jewry at the opening of a two-night stand here by the Soviet Union’s Moiseyev dance company. Similar protests have been staged under Jewish sponsorship in other cities where the Moiseyev… More ▸

  • Rabbis to Conduct Special Services to Call Attention to Plight of Soviet Jews

    Southland rabbis will call attention to the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union during religious services on the weekend of August 7 at the urging of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and the Commission on Soviet Jewry of the Jewish Federation-Council of Los Angeles. All congregants will be asked to participate in the… More ▸

  • Gov. Rockefeller Proclaims May 11 Israel Independence Day in New York State

    Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller has proclaimed May 11 as “Israel Independence Day” in New York State. His proclamation noted that Israel created a “new member of the family of free nations in the world.” The establishment of Israel, he stated, was a “consummation of decades of struggle and heartache and centuries of aspiration which often… More ▸

  • Chanukah Festival for Israel Bonds Ends Season with Total Attendance of 54,000 Persons

    This season’s third and last Chanukah Festival for Israel Bonds, an annual series of events sponsored by the Greater New York Committee for the State of Israel Bonds, was performed here tonight at Madison Square Garden before an enthusiastic capacity audience of 18,000 persons. Two other festivals were conducted last month. Since the previous performances… More ▸

  • Communist States, India, Boycott Israel Music, Drama Festival

    The Seventh Annual Festival of Music and Drama opened yesterday although part of its original program was changed by the six-day Arab-Israeli war. An Indian dance group cancelled its three appearances at the request of the Indian Government, an ardent supporter of the Arab cause. Similar cancellations were sent by choirs from Bulgaria and Yugoslavia…. More ▸

  • Cultural Program Performed in New York for Benefit of Black Jews

    Noted personalities in the world of show business participated here last night in a special cultural program and performance at the Village Gate Theater for the benefit of America’s Black Jews. The program is under the joint sponsorship of the New York Metropolitan Council of the American Jewish Congress and the Organization of Multi-Racial Jews…. More ▸

  • American Jews to Celebrate Israel’s 15th Anniversary on Monday

    The American Jewish community completed preparations today for the observance of Israel’s 15th anniversary of independence next Monday. In New York City, Mayor Wagner proclaimed the day as Israel Day in the city. He also will officiate at the traditional annual ceremony at City Hall Plaza officially saluting the Jewish State, The ceremony will begin… More ▸

  • ‘inbal’ Told by Rabbinate Not to Dance in Hollywood Film About Jesus

    Israel’s Chief Rabbinate today expressed disapproval over an arrangement made between Inbal, the Yemenite dance group here, and a Hollywood movie firm which has scheduled employment of the dancers in the filming of a picture dealing with the life of Jesus. The Inbal aggregation has been booked by United Artists for a three-month stay in… More ▸