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Young Poale Zion Urges Use of Hebrew and Yiddish As Organic Part of Its Cultural Work

September 3, 1930
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Yiddish and Hebrew must be an organic part of the cultural work of the Young Poale Zion movement it was decided at the closing session of the movement’s convention here. English is to be used only when necessary. The convention also voted to recommend that its members join unions of the American Federation of Labor, and when of age, the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance. Support for the Jewish National Fund and the gewerkshaften campaign was pledged.

The convention was attended by 60 delegates representing a membership of 1,000 in the United States and Canada organized in 30 clubs. Speakers at the convention told the delegates that most of the members of the Young Poale Zion are American born and English-speaking, but they take a great interest in Yiddish culture. Hope was expressed that many of them will establish closer contact with Yiddish. It was also reported that the chalutzim (Zionist pioneers) movement was taking root in the Young Poale Zion.

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