the spearhead of a maximumtive synagogues exist only in
program of Jewish education." Jerusalem and Haifa. He point-
The World Council of Syna- ed out that the Conservative
gogues, formed provisionally congregations in these two cities
two years ago, came into official were still using temporary
being here with the adoption of places of worship and needed
its constitution and the election their own buildings.
of Charles Rosengarten of . Rabbi Henrique Lemle, of
Waterbury, Conn., as its presi- !Brazil, and Rabbi Guillermo
zation, join any other organize- State, but that since
!Schlesinger, of Buenos Aires,
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KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y. — status
tion relegates the synagogue toimained among the Jewish peo- convention is being held here I Hebrew teachers in t heir Indian
The biennial convention of the
with the biennial tries. B. B. Benjamin, the
United Synagogue of America, a secondary role, or even to the
He contended that the exis- convention of the United Syna- ! Jewish leader, officially affili-
central congregational body of role of one among equals.
ted the 2,000-year-old Bene
tence and future of the Jewish
"At no time should the syna- people was never in such great gogue.
- of India, to
Conservative Judaism, voted
Rabbi Philip Adler, of Jeru_ Israel community
Tuesday to leave the decision gogue, as such, become another danger as at present because
the World Council.
of joining the enlarged World member of a group whose . chief Jews all over .the world were salem, told the Council that
Headquarters of the Worl d
Zionist Organization to the concern is not the synagogue. emancipated and becoming there was a strong religious
will be set up in
executive body that the conven- The World Zionist Organization, steadily more integrated into
tion will elect here, with a if it wants to recapture its place the life of the countries of their
religious movement was gaining American Student Center now
recommendation that it continue of leadership on the world Jew- residence. This, he said, men-
ish scene, must formulate a aced the survival of Jews as a more and more ground in Israel being built on the Hebrew Uni-
negotiations with the WZO.
despite the fact that Conserva- versity campus in Jerusalem.
The issue was put_ before the proaram which goes beyond as- distinct entity and made the
convention Monday night by Dr. sistance to the State of Israel
II centralproblem now that o
Nahum Goldmann, president of and which contains a concept of securing
Jewish survival under
the World Zionist Organization; Jewish status and destiny in the these new conditions. He added:
Dr. Mordecai Kaplan, leading world to which the existence of "To realize this aim is the es-
Conservative theologian, and Dr. the State of Israel is made sub- sential- meaning of Zionism in
sidiary and not ultimate," he
Simon Greenberg, vice chancel-
I for of the Jewish Theological said.
The convention adopted a
Seminary of America.
number of resolutions dealing
Dr. Goldmann told the 1,200 pressing task before Jews and with the American and Israeli
delegates that to have an "his- Judaism as "that of formulating
toric role in the life of our gen- a conception of Jewish status scene.
One of the resolutions
eration, the Zionist movement which would embody the es-
has to become more and more sence of our thought and experi- called on political parties and
a representative of the totality ence of the past, and provide candidates in the 1960 elec-
the deepest roots and broadest tions to refrain from and to
of the Jewish people."
For this reason, he said, the basis for our development in the declare themselves publicly
opposed to all appeals to
Zionist movement must change future."
racial, religious or ethnic
Only the synagogue, he
its structure to enable any orga-
prejudice in campaigns for
nization which wishes to join said, has adequately embodied
election and other contests
it to do so. He stressed that the the concept of Jewish status.
for voter support.
United Synagogue "would play The only valid definition of a
Another resolution urged the
a decisive role" by joining the Jew, is "one who is eligible
laxation of United States im-
organized Zionist movement."
for membership in the syna-
Dr. Kaplan strongly supported gogue." This is even more im- migration laws, and called on
Dr. Goldmann in urging the portant than birth which is the Congress to enact amend-
Conservative lay movement to "not ultimately determnina - ments to the Immigration and
join the WZO as a body. He tive." Nationality Acts of 1952 to
said all Jewish religious forces
"We of the United .Syna- eliminate "the discriminatory
should be identified with the gogue," Dr. Greenberg contin- national origins quota system"
substitute "an equitable
world Zionist movement.
Judaism without Zionismued "believe that any oe Jewish and
1 tion which is to symboliz ,
Lure without ,---nmism," lie status must above all else prom- I the admission of immigrants
saki in Urging the United inently represent this concep- into the U.S."
The delegates also adopted a
Synagogue to join in time to tion of Jewish status, and any _ resolution expressing "dismay
organization that imp
young man with a growing family, growing
let and concern" over the contin-
participate in the next World alone explicitly, rejects it,
Are you a
responsibilities? Do you want more financial protection
Zionist Congress, scheduled in the long run undermine the ued "condonation" by the U.S.
for your family but can't afford it right now?
for Jerusalem next July.
foundation upon which the Government of the imposition
Dr. Greenberg, who leads the whole structure of Jewish life by Arab states of discriminatory
BMA has loosened this tight fit for a young man
opposition to joining, said that, everywhere, including the state measures against American citi-
with its new "Flexible 65". Under this plan you can get
as individuals, members of the of Israel, ultimately depends." zens who are Jews.
$10,000 of life insurance protection right now ... at a
United Synagogue "gladly join
Dr. Goldmann called Dr.
price you can afford.
hands" with all who serve the Greenberg's statement "an pressed "great concern" over
Under this plan you make the largest part of your
needs of the Jewish people but, empty excuse." He said that the fact that the Arab boycott
deposits after ten years, when your income has in-
as an organization, it should not Zionism had been a political continues against commercial
creased. Besides letting you pay for it when you can
join the WZO. •
movement when it fought for enterprises throughout t h e
afford it, the "Flexible 65" plan allows you to change
"The United Synagogue," he the establishment of a Jewish world which do business with
your plan later on ... when your family picture has
declared, "cannot, as an organi-
Israel. The resolution charged
changed and you have a better idea of your future needs.
the U.S. Government with
"maintaining an attitude of un-
BMA's "FLEXIBLE 65"
concern about the boycott,
Here's how it works: At age 25, for example, you pay
which it said affects Americans
only $9.60 a month for $10,000 of life insurance. At age
who are also Jews.
35 you can choose a $10,000 policy paid-up at 65 for
The resolution added that by
only $18.60 a month. Or you can choose one of these
displaying such an attitude, the
- 1 9 60
its responsibilities for the pro-
tection of all United States citi-
$22.20 a month
or $251.30 a year
VISITING Paris, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Kiev,
then same amount in cash
full enjoyment of the rights and
retirement income at 65
Vienna, Moscow, London, Haifa, Minsk,
$16.10 a month
privileges as American citizens."
$10,000 in protection for life
or $181.40 a year
The resolution asked the U.S.
Jerusalem and Odessa.
Government to decline to enter
$9.60 a month
$6,630 in protection for life
into treaties or agreements
or $108.80 a year
which permit racial or religious
Here's protection for the present, flexibility for the
discrimination against American
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The resolution also appealed
or April 18 aboard the new ROTTERDAM
monthly income, waiver of premium, and double in-
to all American business and
or April 20 aboard the QUEEN MARY
commercial firms to resist the
Arab boycott by every legal
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Another resolution condemned
anti-Jewish propaganda dissemi-
nated in the U.S. by the Arab
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of Arab cultural and embassy
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