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VOL. 27 NO. 41
Jewish Conference Votes Billion Dollors for Israel
Southern Youth
Leaders to Meet
This Week-end
Leaders and potential leaders
of Young Judaea from through
out the South will gather the
week-end of November 3,4, and
sth at Lithia Springs, Austell,
Georgia (17 miles from Atlanta)
to attend their Annual Fall Lead
ers’ Training Institute.
Expected for the annual event
will be some thirty-five youth
leaders representing the seventy
five Young Judaean groups in
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South
Carolina, and Tennessee.
Leaves For
South America
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Dr. Robert S. Marcus, Director
of the Central Office of the World
Jewish Congress and one of its
Consultants at the United Nations,
left Idlewild Airport October 22
for Buenos Aires, Argentina, on
the first lap of a tour of a number
of Latin American countries. Dr.
Marcus will meet the leaders of
the Jewish communities in con
nection with the preparations for
a continent-wide conference of
representatives of Latin Ameri
can groups called by the World
Jewish Congress. He will also dis
cuss problems affecting the cul
tural, religious and communal life
of those communities in order to
forge closer ties on matters of
Jewish concern between all the
Jewish communities in the West
ern Hemisphere.
Nearly all Jewish Institutions
in Miami Area Suffered
Damages During Hurricane
MIAMI,— (JTA) Nearly all
Jewish institutions in the Greater
Miami area were damaged by the
hurricane that hit here last week,
it was reported this week. The
Beth Jacob Synagogue reported
that stained glass windows were
smashed, heavy exterior mould
ing was ripped off and the roof
was badly damaged.
The ail-day Hebrew Academy
reported “considerable damage to
books, as well as to the classroom
(Editor’s note: Recently The Southern Jewish Weekly print
ed a letter written by Rabbi Shultz, executive director of the
Jewish League Against Communism. Inc., which attacked Hillel
leaders. We printed this letter in the interest of the Jewish peo
ple as a public service and invited a reply. There has been quite
a bit of comment since this issue was initially aired. Below is a
letter which points out certain facts about Rabbi Shultz, which
our readers must know so that in the future they will be inform
ed as to the nature of those who are being critical of our beloved
and restricted institutions. Had not The Southern Jewish Weekly
the courage to print controversial material, our readers would
have been left in the dark. We shall continue to print the facts
as presented to us so that our readers will know what is going
on. A newspaper can be popular by printing only the news that
readers like to have. But such a newspaper would be shirking
its responsibilities. A newspaper which prints the facts so as to
bring out the truth deserves the full support of the people it en
deavors to serve.)
At The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
October 27, 1950
Mr. Hyman S. Jacobs, Secretary
Georgia Assn. B’nai B’rith Lodges
First National Bank Building
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Hyman:
I am very happy that you sent
me the copy of the editorial in the
Southern Jewish Weekly. I had
already seen it, of course, and had
been rather surprised that Mr.
Mo'scovitz had published it, since
he must surely be informed of the
vicious record of Rabbi Shultz
and of the history of his irrespon
sible attacks on the B’nai B’rith
Hillel Foundations. But I am glad
that you and Brother Isenberg
have given me this opportunity
to supply you with the facts.
First of all, “The' American
Jewish League Against Commu
nists, Inc.” is purely a fly-by -
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John W. Snyder (left). United States Secretary of
the Treasury, was one of the principal speakers at
the National Planning Conference for Israel and
Jewish Rehabilitation which took place at the
Statler Hotel in Washington from Thursday, Octo
ber 26 through Sunday. October 29. The meeting
also heard Golds Myerson (center), Israel's Minis
ter oi Labor, and Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (right).
night, red-baiting organization
which is not recognized by any
of the respectable Jewish organi
zations. I refer you not only to
our own Ant i-D efamation
League, but to "the American
Jewish Committee, the Council of
Jewish Federations and Welfare
Funds, and the National Com
munity Relations Advisory Coun
cil for their opinion of this organ
ization and its Executive Director.
Rabbi Shultz is a Graduate ol
the Jewish Institute of Religion
in New York. He was ordained by
the late Dr. Stephen S. Wise. And
I am told that before he died, Dr.
Wise was very sorry that he had
ever ordained Shultz. Rabbi
Shultz, whom I know personally,
appeared in the news a few years
ago when he was “fired” by his
congregation in Yonkers, New
York, because of his wild attacks
upon some of the most respected
leaders and organizations in
American Jewish life. He is a
(Continued on Page Eight)
50 Millions Needed Now
(Editor’s Note: We have just returned from Washington,
D. C., where was held the most important Jewish conference in
the history of our people. We heard speak some of the greatest
leaders of American and World Jewry, and came back to our desk
inspired and enthused about the future of Israel.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29—A call to American Jewry to supply
Israel, through the U. J. A. with $50,000,000 in 60 days to meet the
urgent needs of the country was issued here today at the closing ses
sion of the four-day National Planning Conference for Israel and
Jewish Rehabilitation attended by 1.200 leaders from all parts of the
country and by representatives of all major Jewish organizations in
the United States. The Conference also urged Jewish communities
throughout the country to immediately initiate the United Jewish
Appeal drive for 1951.
General Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal,
who has just returned from Israel, where he con
ferred with Government leaders on the economic
problems of the Jewish State. The conference, in
which forty-two major national Jewish organiza
tions participated formulated a three-year program
of large-scale American financial assistance to
Jewish Broadcast
Slated for Sunday
On November sth, {Tie Eternal
Light, (12:30-1:00 P. M„ EST,
NBC Network), will feature “The
Wall,” written by Morton Wish
engrad and adapted from the
novel of the same name according
to an announcement by the Jew
ish Theological Seminary of
America under whose auspices
the program is conducted.
“The Wall” is the famous saga
of the infamous Warsaw Ghetto,
and what is meant to be alive
behind its “wall,” where to be
alive was the greatest achieve
ment of any human being. But to
be alive with humor and with
faith—that is the miracle of this
All of Israel Placed
On War Footing
night order of the day issued by
Brig. Gen. Yigal Yadin, chief of
staff of the Israel Army, today
placed all of Israel on a war-time
emergency basis. The action was
designed to coincide with the
opening of autumn maneuvers by
Israel’s military units.
A declaration endorsing “as
eminently practicable and fully
attainable” the proposals adopted
recently in Jerusalem to raise
$1,500,000,000, of which $500,000,-
000 will be furnished by the peo
ple of Israel, for a three-year pro
gram for consolidation and devel
opment of Israel’s economy, was
unanimously adopted at the clos
ing session. Edward M. M. War
burg, chairman of the Joint Dis
tribution Committee, presided.
1.200 Delegates Endorse Four-
Point Program of Aid to Israel
The resolution adopted by the
1,200 delegates at today’s session
"1. We believe that the Amer
ican people, which is seeking to
strengthen the forces of democ
racy in every corner of the world,
is eager to aid Israel as a land of
affirmative democratic leadership
and high moral inspiration. We
therefore urge the Government of
the United States to help Israel
through grants-in-aid. loans and
through other forms of financial
support that have been mobilized
by our government to further the
cause of democracy everywhere.
“2. Our generation has the his
toric opportunity of completing
the redemption of hundreds of
thousands of Jews from lands
where their political and economic
status is precarious and their
right to live freely as Jews is re
stricted or denied. The United
Jewish Appeal, commanding the
support of all American Jews, has
been, and must continue to be,
our most potent weapon in the
rescue of hundreds of thousands
of our people, their rehabilitation
in many lands and the settlement
of the vast majority in Israel.
This conference therefore calls on
all American Jews to greatly in
tensify their efforts on behalf of
the United Jewish Appeal so that
there shall be made available the
increased funds required for res
cue, transportation, reception and
the initial stages of settlement in
“3. The funds available
through the United Jewish Appeal
can meet at most only basic relief
and initial resettlement needs.
Therefore, the conference calls
upon the Jews of the United
States to provide other resources
to enable Israel to realize its great
opportunities for the complete
absorption of the newcomers
through its industrial and econ
omic and agricultural develop
ment. With full confidence in
(Continued on Page Eight)
$3.00 A YEAR

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