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  • Anti-jewish Discrimination in America Discussed at Conference of Jewish Social Workers

    Discrimination against Jews in American commerce, industry and the professions, particularly in educational institutions, is the question under discussion at the convention of the National Conference of Jewish Social Workers, which has been opened at Philadelphia to-day. Jewish educational problems are also being discussed at a Conference of Jewish educational leaders throughout the country which… More ▸

  • Labor Leaders Pay Last Tribute to Morris Sigman

    The funeral of Morris Sigman, former president of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, was held Thursday from the building of the Jewish Daily Forward on the East Side, where the late Jewish labor leader was eulogized. About 4,500 people came to the Forward building, while other thousands gathered along the route of the cortege…. More ▸

  • Jewish Children of Chicago’s West Side Get Free Meals

    So that Jewish children of the West Side may have the strength to study at school and so their fathers might have more courage and strength to search for work, the United Hebrew Trades Free Restaurant has inaugurated a plan whereby school children and their parents residing in the Lawndale neighborhood, are being fed three… More ▸

  • Yiddish Theatres Close As Managers and Unions Fail to Reach Wage Agreement

    All of the Yiddish theatres of Greater New York, nine in number, closed their doors on Sunday night for an indefinite period after their managers and representatives of the theatrical unions failed to agree on wage reductions which the managers demanded as a condition for keeping the theatres open. The closing of the Yiddish theatres… More ▸

  • Yiddish Theatrical Employes Threaten General Strike

    Employes of Yiddish theatres in New York threatened a general strike at a meeting on Thursday night in answer to the ultimatum presented during the week by nine theatrical managers that they would close all their houses next Sunday night unless their employes accepted a 40 per cent wage cut in all departments. The meeting,… More ▸

  • Plan Study of Phases of Employment As They Affect Jews of United States

    Plans for an intensive study of the various phases of the employment problem as they affect Jews were made at a conference of representatives of six national Jewish organizations held Sunday at the Hotel Astor at the call of the B’nai Brith, according to a statement issued today to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The conference… More ▸

  • Six National Jewish Groups to Confer in N. Y. on Bias Against Jews in Employment

    Upon the invitation of the B’nai Brith, representatives of six national Jewish organizations will confer in New York, November 30 to consider the entire question of employment discrimination against Jews. The organizations which have accepted the invitation are the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, the Jewish Welfare Board, the National Council of Jewish… More ▸

  • Palestine Jewish Workers’ Parley Delegates Sail for Visit to Palestine

    Abraham Shiplacoff, chairman; Morris Finestone, vice-chairman and Isaac Hamlin, secretary of the National Labor Committee for the Organized Jewish Workers in Palestine, sailed Saturday on the “Leviathan” for a visit to Palestine. After staying in Palestine a few weeks, they will go to Berlin where they will participate, together with other American delegates, in the… More ▸

  • Delegates Pledge Aid for Support of N. Y. Federation of Jewish Philanthropy

    More than five hundred delegates of fraternal and industrial organizations participated in a conference Sunday at Temple Emanu-1, New York. A resolution to devote themselves and their organizations “arduously to the task of strengthening, and at the same time widening the base of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies,” was unanimously passed…. More ▸

  • American Jewish Labor Greets Delegates of Palestine Histadruth

    Dr. A. S. Youris and Samuel Dayan, representatives of the Palestine Labor Party “Histadruth,” who recently arrived in this country, were given an enthusiastic reception by the National Committee for Organized Jewish Labor in Palestine, at a meeting Sunday in Irving Plaza Hall. Addresses in which the work of the Palestinian workers was praised and… More ▸