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Pioneer Women Convention Urges Intensification of Jewish Education

October 13, 1961
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Pioneer Women, the Women’s Labor Zionist Organization of America, concluded its 17th biennial convention last night with the adoption of a series of resolutions urging the intensification of Jewish education, a liberalization of United States immigration policy and civil rights legislation. Mrs. Sidney A. Leff, of Brooklyn, was re-elected president of the organization at the concluding session of the conclave which was attended by more than 600 delegates.

Among the resolutions approved by the delegates was a call for the intensification of adult Jewish education and Jewish education for youth, including support of Jewish day schools. The convention also urged a “genuine basic revision and liberalization of United States immigration policy which will provide for the admission to this country of a larger number of immigrants than have been admitted under present law, and for a non-discriminating policy as between native-born citizens and naturalized citizens.”

Yocheved D. Kopernik, special emissary to the convention from Moetzet Hapoalot, the Working Women’s Council in Israel sponsored by Pioneer Women, was presented with a check for $175,000 for the Israeli organization as an “advance” on the $2,250,000 pledged by Pioneer Women. New projects announced for the next two years include six junior high schools in Israel for which equipment, furniture, machinery and tools will be made available by Pioneer Women.

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