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January 03, 1964 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-03

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NEW YORK, (JTA) — The
50th jubilee celebration of the
Farband Labor Zionist Order
was marked last week with a
convention report that the or-
ganization raised $6,360,000
during the current fiscal year
for Israel funds and educa-
tional institutions maintained by
Farband in this country and
Canada.
The information was disclosed
by General Secretary Louis Se-
gal in a report to the 2,000 dele-
gates at the jubilee convention
here. He said $2,250,000 was
raised for the United Jewish
Appeal; $750,000 for the Na-
tional Committee for Labor Is-
rael, the Histadrut campaign;
$300,000 for the Jewish Na-
tional fund, and $2,500,000 in
Israel Bond sales.
He reported that $400,000
was raised for the Farband day
schbols, Jewish Teachers Sem-
inary and People's University
and for various cultural and
educational programs, and $160,-
000 for the Farband Jubilee
Fund. Since the start of the
Israel Bond campaigns in 1951,
he said, Farband members have
sold more than $20,000,000 in
bonds.
He told delegates that Far-
band insurance in force now
totals $18,900,000. He said
Farband was the first to set
up full Jewish day schools in
the United States and added
that the Order now main-
tains more than 50 school
units in the United States
and Canada, including nur-
sery schools, kindergartens,
afternoon schools and high
schools.
Urgent appeals for unified
efforts to preserve the Jewish
identity of the majority of na-
tive-born Jews, coupled with
the reaffirmation of the need
of a strong Zionist movement
to achieve that goal and to safe-
guard Israel highlighted ses-
sions of the convention.
A memorial was held for
three departed leaders: the late
President Kennedy, Herbert H.
Lehman, and Rabbi Abba Hillel
Silver. The triple eulogy was
presented by Jacob Katzman,
associate general secretary of
Farband. Taped greetings were
broadcast to the delegates from
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
and former Premier David Ben-
Gurion. A message written by
the late President Kennedy be-
fore his assassination was read.
Meyer L. Brown, Farband
president, said in his presi-
dential report that with 82
per cent of American and
Canadian Jews now native-
born, a program aimed at

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"We are standing on the thresh-
old of an area which opens a
new chapter in the history of
the Keren Kayemeth. Before
the Fund lies a vast field of
activity and its work will be
stimulated by the sublime ideal
of the conquest for our country's
deserts which will be trans-
ferred into cultivable, fertile
and smiling fields."

GOLDA MEI R

Minister for Foreign Affairs
State of Israel.

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preserving their Jewish ident-
ity and their links with Jews
in other countries, particu-
larly Israel, "is for us the
most urgent and vital need
today."
He warned of increasing as-
similation a rn o n g American
Jews, reflected in the "alarm-
ing growth of Jewish youth." He
also emphasized that, as an
American-oriented organization,
Farband was deeply concerned
with the struggle for civil
rights of all citizens. He lauded
President Johnson, who, he
said, had demonstrated in his
first month as President, that
he was "resolved to follow loy-
ally the late President Ken-
nedy's progressive policies and
social ideals, the securing of
civil rights for millions of our
Negro brethren, and the abo-
lition of all discrimination in
this country."
The Farband president voiced
concern at the deteriorating po-
sition of the Jews in Soviet
Russia. He urged "unrelaxed
efforts to prevail upon the Sov-
iet government to halt the
liquidation of the last rem-
nants of Jewish religious life"
and that "the Jewish population
there be granted the possibility
to • conduct their cultural and
religious activities as well as
the right to emigrate in order
to reunite with their families
in other lands."
He also urged the establish-
ment by Farband of an infor-
mation bureau in Israel to
acquaint Israelis with details
about life in the American Jew-
ish community. In another sec-
tion of his address, he called
upon the United Nations to pro-
claim an international day of
mourning for all victims of
Nazism, including the 6,000,000
Jews murdered by the Hitler
regime.
Dr. E m a n u el Neumann,
chairman of the American sec-
tion of the Jewish Agency,
told the convention that "his-
torically, Zionism has been
and continues to be a fructi-
fying and powerful force in
American Jewish life" and
that without it, "we would
be infinitely poorer, infinitely
weaker and less resistant to
the corrosive influence of as-
similation and disintegration.
The Jewish community owes
much more to Zionism than
Zionism owes to it."
Dr. Neumann said that "Is-
rael still looks to this, our
country, for sympathetic un-
derstanding and support. For-
tunately," he continued, "we
have reason to be confident
that we can count upon the
sympathetic understanding, and
warm interest of President
Johnson as we could upon his
predecessor, the late, lamented
President Kennedy. We have
every reason to hope that Amer-
ica will not let Israel down, that
the United States will not stand
idly by if Israel were ever sub-
jected to aggression and attack."
The Zionist leader further
stressed the continuing need
for "alertness on the part of
American Zionists and all
friends of Israel, Jews and
Christians alike, particularly
in the face of the renewed and
repeated threats and saber-rat-
tling on the part of Arab
rulers."
Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, New
York Republican, praised the
role of Israel in keeping peace
in the Middle East. He told
the delegates that the United
States must block aid to aggres-
sive nations, like Nasser's
Egypt which would threaten
Israel's existence and thus the
peace of the world.
He said that the United
States and the free world
must be doubly alert in the
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The resolution called upon the relatives in Israel and in other
U.S. Government to prevail upon land.
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every form of discrimination
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bring stability to the whole
Middle East."
I. L. Kenen, executive direc-
tor of the American-Israel Pub-
lic Affairs Committee, told the
convention that the Kennedy
Administration "took positive
action, clearly demonstrating
its interest and concern for the
development and defense of
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adopted at the closing session
was a strong plea to President
Johnson relating to the forth-
coming meetings of Arab rulers,
convened by President Nasser
of Egypt, to decide the measures
to be taken against Israel in
preventing it from carrying out
its plans for the irrigation of its
uncultivated areas to make pos-
sible the absorption of new
hundreds of thousands of Jews
from lands of persecution and
oppression.
. The resolution appealed to
President Johnson "whose
friendship for Israel and his
sense of justice in the best in-
terest of peace in the Middle
East are well known," to warn
the Arabs against aggression
on their part against Israel. The
resolution further voiced the
hope that the Arab states will .
recognize that it is in the best
interests of their own countries
and the peace of the Middle East
to enter into direct negotiations
with the State of Israel with a
view to achieving peace between
Israel and their countries
"which will ultimately bring
blessing to them, to the State
of Israel and to all peoples in
the Middle East."
In another resolution, the
convention voiced its deep sor-
row over the plight of Soviet
Jewry "which suffers from anti-

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