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  • Labor Leaders Form Body to Encourage Settlement of U.S. Jewish Workers on Farms

    Leaders of the Jewish labor movement today formed an organization to support the activities of the Jewish Agricultural Society in encouraging American Jews to settle on farms. The action was taken at a luncheon at the Commodore Hotel arranged by William Wolport, leader of the United Hebrew Trades. Judge Jacob Penkin, one of the principal… More ▸

  • Two Liberty Ships Named After Jewish Labor Leaders Launched in One Week

    The Liberty ship Morris C. Feinstone, named after the late general secretary of the United Hebrew Trades, was launched here yesterday at the St. John shipyards by Mrs. Florence Feinstone, widow of the Jewish labor leader. A message from William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, paid tribute to Mr. Feinstone as “a… More ▸

  • Liberty Ship Will Be Named After Morris Feinstone, Jewish Labor Leader

    A goal set by the United Hebrew Trades to sell $2,000,000 worth of War Bonds in one month to finance the purchase of a Liberty Ship has been oversubscribed by $1,212,895, it was announced today by the Labor Section of the War Finance Committee for New York. According to the announcement, the ship, which will… More ▸

  • Roosevelt Receives Congressman Celler; Discusses Questions of Jewish Interest

    Rep. Emanuel Celler of New York had a half-hour interview with President Roosevelt this morning during which they discussed questions of Jewish interest. Celler said that he had come away from the visit very hopeful. “I feel that the President will be the new Moses that will lead the children of Israel out of the… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Committee Presents $10,000 Check to Danish Minister in Washington

    A check for $10,000 was presented to the trade onions of Sweden today by the Jewish Labor Committee in recognition of the asylum given thousands of Danish Jewish refugees by the Swedish Government. The check was given to Danish Minister-in-Exile Henryk de Kauffmann who will transmit the funds to the Swedish labor groups. to help… More ▸

  • Palestine Groups Honor Memory of American Jewish Labor Leader

    The Central Committee of the Histadruth, the Jewish Federation of Labor, at its session today paid tribute to Morris C. Feinstone, American Jewish labor leader who died last week in New York from a heart attack. The memory of Mr. Feinstone was also honored last night at the 15th session of the Assefath Hanivcharim, the… More ▸

  • Morris Feinstone, Prominent Jewish Labor Leader, Dead

    Morris Feinstone, prominent Jewish labor leader and executive head of the United Hebrew Trades, which is the central body of the Jewish labor unions, died here at his home today of a heart attack. He was 64 years old. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he came to the United States many years ago and devoted himself… More ▸

  • Hias Convention Today Will Consider Refugee Rescue Program

    The problems connected with aiding Jews who have escaped from Nazi territory to neutral countries will be discussed on Sunday at the annual convention at the Hias Council of Organizations, which will be held at the Plaza Hotel with 2,500 delegates representing various fraternal, labor and religious groups in attendance. Principal speaker at the convention… More ▸

  • Nazi Pogroms Against Jews Prove That Fascism Must Be Eradicated, A.f. of L. Leader Says

    The shocking revelation during the past week of intensified Nazi atrocities against the Jews in Europe makes it clearer than ever that Fascism must be eradicated from the surface of the earth, Matthew Woll, vice-president of the American Federation of Labor, declared here last night addressing the 18th annual convention of the National Labor Committee… More ▸