Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Mrs. Johnson Lauds B’nai B’rith Women Services at Convention

March 27, 1968
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson commended the B’nai B’rith Women today for their work in “helping to solve the nation’s social problems.” The First Lady, addressing the organization’s triennial session here, declared that she was “deeply impressed with all the activities of the women of B’nai B’rith, from Operation Stork, which through better care for mothers reduced the number of birth defects, to your ‘adopt-a-grandmother’ program;” “There is certainly no generation gap in the loving care which your chapters give to peoples of all ages in need,” she declared.

The delegates presented Mrs. Johnson with a replica of an antique Hebrew etrog box inscribed with two doves and the words from the 29th Psalm, “may the Lord grant strength unto his people and bless his people with peace.”

Another session was addressed by Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States who declared that peace is Israel’s primary and most important goal but “we are prepared to defend our country under any conditions and under any circumstances.” Noting that incidents are occurring along the cease fire line almost daily, Gen. Rabin said “we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst.”

Recommended from JTA