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Brith Sholom Appeals for U.S. Intercession with Poland on Jews

June 16, 1937
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The thirty-second annual convention of Independent Order Brith Sholom closed here this afternoon, reelecting A. Sigmund Kanengeiser as Grandmaster, Jacob Ginsburg, treasurer, and Martin O. Lovy, secretary.

The convention appealed to President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hull for friendly intercession with Poland to halt pogroms and ostracism of the Jews. The convention pledged to support fund-raising causes for alleviation of hunger and distress among the Polish Jews.

The 385 delegates from 105 cities opposed partition of Palestine and restriction of Jewish immigration into the Holy Land, declaring that Palestine was the land of all Jewry. The convention re-affirmed a pledge to support the Zionist program and the forthcoming World Zionist Congress.

Other resolutions were adopted for continued support of the anti-Nazi boycott, to support further Jewish education, approving a $250 appropriation for scholarships at Yeshivah College and support of the HIAS and Jewish community councils.

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