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Young Judea Calls for Staff, Budget to Fight Soviet Anti-semitism

September 2, 1966
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The Young Judea concluded its national convention here today with the adoption of a resolution calling on the American Conference for Soviet Jewry to establish a permanent organization, with a professional staff and budget, so that it could carry on an effective program to alleviate the situation of Soviet Jews. The organization elected David Berg, of West New York, N.J., as national president.

The resolution, approved by the 200 delegates of the organization, said that “the present situation of Russian Jewry is intolerable despite the fact that utmost efforts are being made to alleviate the situation. More definite and permanent action has to be undertaken by the American Jewish community, and a permanent staff for the American Conference for Soviet Jewry is one way to do it.”

Another resolution called for improved quality of Jewish education which, it said, should encourage unity and teach the basic unifying concept of Israel and the Jewish people. The resolution authorized the establishment of a committee to survey the quality of Jewish education, and called for Young Judea “pressure on adult organizations” to fight for better Jewish education.

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