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  • B’nai B’rith Sets Up New District for Caribbean Area

    Mendel Stein Sapir of Chile was elected president of the 20th District of B’nai B’rith at its fifth annual Latin American convention here. Other officers, from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, were also named. The convention approved formation of a 23rd B’nai B’rith District, made up of lodges in Caribbean countries, which will be installed shortly… More ▸

  • Canadian Jewish Congress Arranging to Send Matzoh to Jews in Cuba

    The Canadian Jewish Congress, which usually sends special Passover supplies to the Jews in Cuba, is arranging shipments of that kind again this year, it was announced here today by the CJC. Included in the shipments, the CJC said, will be, in addition to matzoh and matzoh products, wine, canned kosher meat, tea, oil and… More ▸

  • Morris De Castro, Former Governor of Virgin Islands, Dead; Was 64

    Morris de Castro, a Sephardic Jew who served as governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1950 to 1954, died of a heart attack here Friday. He was 64. Mr. de Castro was born in the Virgin Islands to a St. Thomas commission merchant. He entered government service in 1918, and was appointed governor… More ▸

  • Israel Chess Team Retains Lead at Chess Olympics in Havana

    The Israel chess team retained its lead in Group III of the 17th Chess Olympics in Havana last night after playing to a 1-1/2 – 1-1/2 draw with the United States team in the fourth round of the Olympics preliminaries, it was reported here today from Havana, Israel now has 9-1/2 points to 8-1/2 for… More ▸

  • B’nai B’rith Regional Caribbean Conference Held in Dutch Antilles

    B’nai B’rith’s annual regional conference for the Caribbean area has been held in Curacao. One of the main projects of the conference was the creation of a district grand lodge to include Mexico through Central American with all of the islands in the Caribbean area. Previously, one grand lodge existed and encompassed Latin America as… More ▸

  • Governor of Virgin Islands Becomes President of Local B’nai B’rith

    Gov. Ralph M. Paiewonsky, of the Virgin Islands, was installed here today as president of the Sasso-Cardoze Lodge of B’nai B’rith. He is the first official of his rank to head a B’nai B’rith lodge while in public office. Gov. Paiewonsky is a charter member of the lodge, which was established in 1964. More ▸

  • Castro Newspaper in Cuba Greets Israel As a ‘friendly Government’

    El Mundo, a newspaper published in Havana, devoted an article in yesterday’s issue to the 18th anniversary of the founding of Israel, lauding the Jewish State’s accomplishments in agriculture, education and industry. The newspaper expressed the “sincere wishes of the Cuban people for the happiness and prosperity of the industrious Israeli people and its friendly… More ▸

  • Anti-israel Resolution of Havana Parley Condemned in Chilean Senate

    An Arab-sponsored anti-Israel resolution adopted recently at the Tricontinental Conference at Havana was condemned in sharpest terms here in a Senate debate today. Sen. Renan Fuentealba, of the Government’s party, the Democrat-Christians, called the Havana resolution anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist. He said it was also anti-Semitic as well. “It could lead to new persecutions against all… More ▸