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Alliance Votes to Raise $100,000 for Palestine Colony

June 4, 1940
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The closing session of the Jewish National Workers Alliance convention today reelected President David Pinski and Secretry Louis Segal and decided to raise $100,000 among its members to purchase 4,000 dunams of land in Palestine for establishment of a colony.

The convention also decided to raise $3,000 for a parochial school building in Montreal–the first such school to be established by the organization.

The delegates instructed the general executive to follow up employment discrimination in American communities, particularly that practiced by Jewish employers against Jewish employees. Branches were instructed to work out a systematic method of conducting such investigations in conjunction with trade union branches, the findings on causes and trends to be submitted to the general executive.

The convention accepted the offer of Louis Lamed of Detroit, made through S. Niger, for an annual $1,000 prize for the best contribution to Hebrew or Yiddish literature.

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