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  • Ort Training Center Opened in Refugee Internment Camp in Canada

    The official opening of the first ORT training school at a civilian internment camp took place at Fort Lennox, Quebec yesterday. Lord Marley, British labor peer, was the principal speaker. The camp is maintained for Jewish internees sent to Canada from England in the early days of the war because they were of German or… More ▸

  • 25,000 Jewish Refugees Rescued Since Fall of France, Hias Convention Hears

    Expressing their unshakable faith in the victory of America over the Axis powers and giving voice to their hope that the triumph of the United Nations will restore to bleeding humanity “a truly democratic world order founded on equality and justice for all,” 2,500 delegates of 1,250 religious, labor and welfare agencies attending the annual… More ▸

  • Labor Unions Offer ‘Honorable Peace’ to ‘Day’ Strikers

    An "honorable peace" to the eleven members of the editorial staff of the Day, Jewish daily, who have been on strike for more than 14 weeks, was offered publicly during the week-end in a proclamation signed by the Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, Joint Board of the Cloakmakers Union, Joint Board of… More ▸

  • News Guild Accused of a Raid on Jewish Press Through ‘day’ Strike

    Accusing the Newspaper Guild of aiming to undermine the existence of the Jewish Writers Union, the professional organization of Jewish writers, a conference of 655 Jewish national and local organizations, including labor unions, fraternal and cultural bodies, held Sunday at the Capitol Hotel, adopted a resolution condemning the Newspaper Guild for “raiding” the field of… More ▸

  • Jewish Labor Body Backs Yiddish Paper Against Newspaper Guild Strike

    The United Hebrew Trades, a central body of Jewish Labor Unions, resolved to support the Day, a New York Jewish daily newspaper, in the present controversy which has developed between the administration of the newspaper and the New York Newspaper Guild, a CIO organization, following a strike which the Guild proclaimed. The strike is opposed… More ▸

  • Record Crowd Marks 40th Anniversary of Workmen’s Circle; Group’s American Ideals Laude

    The greatest turnout of members in the history of the Workmen’s Circle, packing Madison Sq. Garden today to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the national Jewish fraternal organization, heard Mayor LaGuardia and other speakers praise the Circle as an example of practical application of American ideals. Twenty-four thousand members of the organization, from New York… More ▸

  • Hias Council Parley Pledges to Aid Rescue Program; Roosevelt Lauded

    Resolutions pledging every, effort to maintain and extend the “rescue through emigration” program of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and praising President Roosevelt’s efforts in behalf of refugees were adopted today at the tenth annual convention of the HIAS Council of Organizations. The meeting was attended by more than 2,000 delegates representing Jewish religious, fraternal… More ▸

  • Old Zionist Foes Join Zionists in Pledge to Fight for Free Palestine Entry

    Acting in unison on the Palestine question for the first time, representatives of 21 Zionist and non-Zionist labor groups met at the Hotel Astor last night, under the auspices of the Jewish Labor Committee, and adopted a declaration pledging to fight for free Jewish immigration into the Holy Land. (Briefly reported in yesterday’s JTA News)… More ▸

  • Einstein Warns Against Partition As Leading to “narrow Nationalism”

    Professor Albert Einstein last night opposed the proposed partition of Palestine as against Jewish spirituality and as leading to a narrow nationalism. He addressed 3,000 laborite Zionists who crowded the Hotel Astor’s grand ballroom far beyond capacity for the sixth annual “Third Seder” of the National Labor Committee for Palestine. Speaking in German, Dr. Einstein… More ▸

  • Trade Union Delegation to Palestine Feted; Sails Saturday

    Several hundred labor organization delegates and others attended a farewell banquet at the Manhattan Opera House tonight for a delegation of seven Jewish trade union leaders who will said on the Normandie Saturday for Palestine under the auspices of the National Labor Committee for the Jewish Workers in Palestine. Joseph Schlossberg, head of the committee,… More ▸