The convention of Independent Order Brith Abraham today voted $50,000 to be distributed among the United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Section of the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies and the United Service Organizations for National Defense. The vote followed an address by Grand master Herman Hoffman.
The convention also adopted resolutions calling upon labor and industry to avert strikes in defense industries by presenting differences for mediation, pledging full cooperation to President Roosevelt in the unlimited national emergency, urging members to buy defense bonds and to aid Britain.
Hoffman asked the delegates to stand in memory of Rep. M. Michael Edelstein, who died in Washington after a speech defending Jews against an anti-Semitic attack.
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