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Jews Loyal to Judaism Practice High Standard of Americanism, Straus

October 19, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Felix Fuld, philanthropist, was re-elected for the fourth time president of the New Jersey Federation of Y. M. H. A. and Y. W. H. A.’s at the fifteenth annual convention held at the Hotel Berkelur-Cartaret here.

Congressman Isaac Bachrach of Atlantic City and Senator Nathan Straus, Jr. of New York were the guests of honor at the banquet given last night. Congressman Bachrach declared that intolerance and fanaticism are gradually disappearing. This fact is true of his own district where the so-called 100 per centers are said to have been particularly active, he said.

Senator Nathan Straus said that the highest type of Americanism is practiced by those Jews who live up to the principles of Judaism which include monotheism, law and the principle of world peace. He complimented Mr. Fuld on his excellent work in organizing the Jewish communities of New Jersey and saw in this work tremendous possibilities for good for both America and Jewry.

Resolutions adopted by the convention related to promotion of religious work, Junior activity, extension of the camping department, and the re-affirmation of the Federation’s stand on religious freedom and amateur athletics. Resolutions were also adopted supporting the Federation work of the Jewish Welfare Board, pledging cooperation to the Jewish Agricultural Society, the United Synagogue of America, the Council of Jewish Women, for welfare work among the Jewish farmers of New Jersey. The convention also advised the constituent associations to participate in all campaigns having community wide approval. Other officers elected were:

Philip H. Bruskin, First Vice President; Philip H. Diamond, Paterson, Second Vice President; Miss Mary Wilner. Perth Amboy, Third Vice President; Miss Lillian Brodstein, Asbury Park, Recording Secretary; Miss Emma Schnipper, Union City, Financial Secretary; J. Jerome Schneiderman. Bayonne, Treasurer.

Among the resolutions presented was one which congratulated the State of New Jersey on the separation of Church and State. It was interpreted as being aimed at the frequent attempts of other organizations to have the so-called Bible bill enacted into law by the New Jersey Legislature.

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