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? i Next.00,,,on ] February 6, 1961 Deadline Jan. 30 MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1961SHE'AT 6 SEATTLE, WASHING'TON American Jewish Committee To Present John Slawson February 7 Dr'. John Slawson, internationally known authority in the field of human relations, will be the featured speaker at a special meeting of the American Jewish Committee at the Olympic Hotel on Tuesday evening, February 7. Donald Hochberg, chairman of the Seattle Chapter of the organization, this week announced the special meeting and invited all interested persons to attend and hear this out- standing speaker. As Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Com- mittee, Dr. Slawson combines the talents of social scientist, communal worker and foreign affairs analyst in directing the AJC's diverse human relations program of advancing the cause of freedom and equality at home and abroad The accom- plishments of his pioneering ef- forts to reshape techniques in the growing field of human re- lations have brought him wide recognition, and in 1952 he was elected to the United States Na- tional Commission for UNESCO. lie has conducted surveys and consultative missions to trouble spots throughout the world, ex- Ploring the status of Jewish communities with respect to their civil and religious rights lie has had special audiences ith Pope Plus XII, as well as With leaders in West Germany, in North Africa and in South America, and in all areas has emphasized the techniques for Combating the ge-old problem of discrimination against Jews. On Anti-Semitism Causes Shortly after Dr. Slawson assumed his duties with' the American Jewish Committee in 1943 he inaugurated a compre- hensive program into the causes cf Anti-Semitism and methods for combatting group prejudice., The result of this pioneering ef- fort was he five-volume series, 'Studies in Prejudice" (Har- Pers), now the standard refer- ence work for social scientists engaged in this field. In Social Welfare Dr. Si:awson has had a dis- tinguished careerin the field of Jewish social welfare, having served as executive director of the Jewish Board of Guardians of New York and executive DR. JOHN SLAWSON head of the Detroit Jewish Wel- fare Federation as well as a number of advisory positions. As a leading psychologist, he has written authoritative works on juvenile delinquency, child welfare, mental hygiene and Jewish communal life, and has taught at the University of Michigan and the College of the City of New York. The professional ' head of the American Jewish Committee, Dr. Slawson directs the activi- ties of the pioneer American or- ganization devoted to protecting the civil and religious rights of Jews in the United States and abroad; combatting bigotry and advancing the causes of human rights. AJC has 44 chapters with rhembers in,600 American communities and in many coun- tries, abroad. Dr. Slawson was one of the leading forces in de- veloping the Institute of Human Relations. The Institute, dedi- cated to man's understanding of fellow man, serves as the Com- mittee's national headquarters and as a center of research and education in the field of inter- group relations. IPnai B'rith 'Exodus' Presentation Set for Thursday Evening, March 2 Left to right: Honorable Gordon S. Clinton, Mayor of Seattle; ltOWard Michel, third vice president, District No. 4 Grand Lodge; SYdney P. Rogers, general chairman "Exodus" committee. The Greater Seattle B'nai B'rith Lodges and Chapters Will uresent a benefit performance of the motion picture, ,  ,, Exodus, at the Blue Mouse Theatre on Thursday, March 2, at 8:30 u.m. This movie is from the best-selling novel by Leon Uris and was produced in Cypress and Israel by Otto Preminger It is a quasi historical report of the Jewish struggle to establish Israel as a sovereign State and is played by an all-star cast. This performance is on behalf of the B'nai B'rith Service Fund and will help Seattle B'nai B'rith meet its mm. itment to this .Fund: T.hel$5.00 ' $7.50, $10.00 and $25.00 rwce Fund of B.nm B mtn.m-lper seat and will be preceded cles the Anh- Deiamauon[by a champagne cocktail party e a g u e, Hfllel Founoauons, ,, . . . 1in the Olympic Hotel at 7 p.m., nal B'rRh Youth Orgamza ,. . .  "[to which all purchasers of tick- Uons Vocatmnal Guidance, ,eo hl . ets are cordially invited. It will L ev] Memorml Hospital, be a black-tie affair. Tickets Adult J e w i s h Education and ervice to Armed Forces and Veterans. "By making your donation and attending this event you Vill not only see a great mo- tion picture and participate in aa outstanding social event, but You will materially aid B'nai 'rith in its service and pro- gram throughout the world," Said Sydney Rogers, committee Chairman. Donations are in the sum of have ah'eady been presented to Mayor and Mrs. Gordon S. Clin- ton of Seattle, who will attend and will lead the processional from the Olympic Hotel to the Blue Mouse Theatre. Sydney P. Rogers, general chairman, says that there are only 720 seats available for this performance an d reservations will be made on a first-ordered, first-assigned basis. Reservations may be made by calling the B'nai B'rith office at MA. 2-1501. Extensive Plans B.ei00g Made For Israel.U.S.A. Fashlofi Show Feb. 26 Plans for the forthcoming Israel-U.S.A. Fashion Show and Dinner were under discussion at a luncheon held Monday, January 19. the dinner show, scheduled for SUnday evenin February 26, at the Norselander, will be sponsored by the Seattle Women s Dlwsion for State of Israel Bonds. Israeli fabrics, wools, cottons, Chairman of the dual event linens, silks and metallics; sev- _ill be Mrs. Joseph Russak. She oral of the costumes have been ill be assisted by co-chairme an n d designed especially for the show rues. David Hudesman by 10 famous American Houses Sheldon Steinberg. In additiqn including Ceil Chapman, Adele to their continuing work on be- Simpson, Pauline Trigere, and half of Israel Bonds, all three Pattullo-Jo Copland The bal- Oraen are known for their ance of the collection has been edicated labors for both civic designed by Israeli couturiers dud communal causes. Mrs. Rus- ak is a former member of the and fur stylists. None of the items are for sale! The show ewish Family and' Child Serv- itself is used to illustrate two Ice and Membership Chairman of the many fields of industrial Avivah Mizrachi Women; endeavor in Israel--the textile rs. Steinberg is a past presi- industry and the fashion indus- eat and board member of Se- try. Zionist Actions Committee to Meet In April to Elect New Executive JERUSALEM (JTA)--The Zionist Actions Committee will convene on April 26 to elect a new Jewish Agency - executive, according to a decision by the outgoing exec- VOLUME XXIV, NUMBER 9 utive. The term of office of the present executive was ex- tended by the World Zionist Congress when the parties failed to agree on the comiosition of a new body. The outgoing executive which Senator Paul Douglas was reconstituted with the re- placement of Yaacov Tsur, Ye- huda Braginski and Meir Gross- First Speaker On man by former Premier Moshe Sharett, Ahron Zisling and Haim Temple Forum Series Levanon, respectively, stab Temple De Hirsch will open lished two permanent commit- its 1961 Forum Series at 8:30 tees. One committee for activi- pm. on Thurscay, February 16, ties in the Diaspora, will be in the new sanctuary, 16th Ave. headed, by Mr. Sharett, while and East Pike St., when Senator a committee for activities in Paul H. Douglas of Illinois will Israel will be headed by Dr. discuss "What Is Our Military Israel Goldsteini who recently and Economic Position Today?" settled in Jerusalem. Future Forum speakers will Mr. Sharett agreed to preside include Ernest K. Lindley, wide- over the 'Jerusalem session of ly quoted columnist whose col- the executive during the ab- umn, "Washington Tides," up- sence of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, pears regularly in' Newsweek; who will remain as chairman, Dr. Max Lerner, newspaper col- but was leaving for New York umnist and former Dean of the and will remain there until Graduate School of Brandeis April. Zalman Shazar will head University; William L. Shirer, the information department in internationally renowned for- place of Mr. Tsur, who will at- eign correspondent and author, tend meetings of the executive Coming Forum dates are Wed- in an ex-offico capacity as pres- nesday, March 8; Thursday, ident of th$ Jewish National March 16; and Wednesday, April Fund and chairman of the Zion- 12. Each lecture will be followed ist Actions Committee. by a question and answer Budget Approved period. The executive approved the Series tickets are $6.00 for 1961"62 Jewish Agency budget adults and $3.00 for students totaling overIS4,000,000 Israeli and may be purchased from the pounds ($103,000,000). It was de- Temple De Hirsch Forum Series cided that Sharett, Zisling, Lev- at the Temple office, anon and Dr. Goldmann will This program is open to the represent the executive in the public, permanent Agency-Government coordinating committee. Seattle Brandeis Jewish National Fund Dr 00ahum Goldma00 was re- elected unanimously as presi- Board Meeting Jan. 31 Feslival To Be Feb. 8 dent of the World Zionist Or- ganization. Only the Herut dele- All members of the Seattle  [gates abstained from voting. Chapter, Brandeis University i!::::i:i::::::::iiii!iii:::!::i::!::i!iili:iiii:iiii:::'iiiii:: .... i .... ::i: . There was no negative voting. National Women's Committee, ........ The last action of the 00ong0000ss are invited to attend the open iiiiiiiiiii! ......   was to empower the Acti ns board meeting to be held Tues- iiiliiiii: I:" 4::: Committee to elect non-party day morning, January 31, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seattle Art iii!!!i:: !!! representatives of Sephardic Jewry to the executive with Museum. ii!i! advisory rights and also that the :. ::!,. ': :i!!i %,' . New York Times Sets Record Straight On Ben-Gurion's Speech NEW YORK  (JTA)-- Wide attention was focused in Jewish circles in the United States on a New York reprint of the SEWARD PARK WORKERS LAY PLANS FOR CENTER CAMPAIGN complete text of the addressde- livered ten days ago in Jerusa- lem by Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, before the 25th World Zionist Congress. The Times, of January 8, de- voted nearly two full pages to the entire Ben-Gurion text. Zionist spokesmen here and in Jerusalem. had contended that the Times, in its original report from the Zionist Con- gress on December 29, had quoted Mr. Ben-Gurion "out of context" in regard to a state- ment by the Israeli leader, charging Orthodox Jews with "godlessness" if they do not set- tle in Israel. Today's full quotation of the entire text by Mr. Ben-Gurion was seen as an effort of the Times to set the record straight --Photo by Heib The corpplete text of Mr Ben- Gabriel Amira (kneeling), captain of the Seward Park team, discusses plans for coverage of Gurion's speech, originally de- that area for the Central Capital Fund Campaign with (1 to r) Mrs. Eli Angel, Gerald Sidran, Mrs. Gabriel Amira, Morris Capeluto, Jerry Caston, Jack Piha and Victor Barkey. Not in the picture are livered in Hebrew, was in the Ed Bensussen, Victor Candiotti, Sol Furies, Syd Margolis and Norman Stahl. English - language version fur- Fifteen other neighborhoods in greater Seattle will be canvassed by 200 campaign workers. To nished by the World Zionist assure full coverage and completion of the campaign by February 28, additional volunteers are Organization. According to the needed. Persons interested in assisting the campaign effort are asked to call MAin 4-8431. Times, today, "the theme of the Israeli leader's speech is that ph di Si h d B th h d Israe] and Jews outside of lsrael Se ar c ster oo l ro er oo are interdependent" and that both depend for survival on Set Marks for Organization Gifts "pioneering and productive" Jewish immigration to Israel In Community Center Campaign and on "Jewish education for the younger Jewish generations ::::::::::::::::::.:.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .!::::i;::::::::::::::: outside Israel." The space allotted by the Times to Premier Ben-Gurion's address is usually accorded only to major addresses by the United States President or other world leaders speaking on ma- or issues of international im- portance. Outlook for Judaism. In U.S. Discussed At Conservative Sessions NEW YORK (JTA)"Within 25 to 50 years m America, a Jew will find it difficult to define the title Jew unless the name bears unmistakable relationship to religion and to the syna- gogue," Rabbi Edward T. San- drew, president of the Rabbini- cal Assembly of America, de- clared. He addressed the 1961 biennial convention of the New York Metropolitan Region of the United Synagogue of America, central body of the-Conserva- tive religious movement. More than 1,000 delegates are attend- ing the parley. Rabbi Sandrow, who attended the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem as a representative of a non-Zionist national rabbini- cal body, took issue with the or- ganizations in the United States that criticized Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion for the remark which he made in his speech a the Zionist Con- gress, quoting the sages as de- claring that any Orthodox Jew who does not live in Israel is --Photo by Heib .... Eugene Berlatsky, Executive Director of the Jewish Commu- lity Cciter, standing in rear, and Gabriel Amira, extreme right, look on as Sol Funes and Mrs. Eli Angel, presidents of the Sephar- dic Sisterhood and Brotherhood, each sign $3,000 pledges as gift to.te,Jcwisb Community Cent, Capital Fund Campaign, Mrs. Eli Angel and Sol Funes, presidents of Sephardic Sisterhood and Brotherhood, respectively, have signed pledges of $3,000 each, totaling $6,000 gifts to the Seattle Jewish Community Center Capital Fund Campaign. The signing ceremony took place at the home of Gabriel Amira, an active campaign worker and captain of the Seward Park workers team. In accepting the $6,000 joint gift, Mr. Berlatsky, Jewish Community Center Executive Director, declared the pledge the largest oranizational gift sub- scribed to date. to provide community facilities The idea of allocating money for all age groups, children and to the Capital Fund Campaign adults alike. "Although we are dates back to some nine years looldng forward to a flourish- the Sephardic Sistor-00ing youth program, we are also C visioned a Community laware of the importance of ser- cnter shared by all segments l vices to our senior citizens," of the Seattle Community. "Thel stated Mr. Funes. women were most concerned[ One of the prime services of A dessert tea will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a con- ducted tour of the museum at 1:00,p.m. Of special interest are the 1960 Accessions, the Norman Davis Collection, and three rooms of pro-Columbian ob- jects. Reservations for the tea may be made by calling Mrs. Louis Casserd, Ea. 5-1145/ or Salena Gottfried, Ma. 2-1492, not later than January 25. The charge for the tea is 85 cents per per- Mrs. David Brenner, hospi- tality chairman, will be assisted by the Mesdames Meyer Levin, Theodore Schoenfeld, J. E. Kap- lan, Max Schoenfeld and Charles Goodman, hostesses. Mrs: Mercy Druxman is in charge of the guest book. The Mesdames Sidney Gerber, Stanley Fleischmann, Lemuel Solomon, Max Weinsein and Samuel L. Levinson have been asked to pour Mrs. Max Efron, president, urges all m e m b e }s to avail themselves of this opportunity to see their board in action and to be informed about Brandeis University, the inspiring insti- tution they support. Joint Defense Appeal To Honor Sam Tarshis Jewish communities in Argen- tina and Brazil should have the right to send representatives to the Actions Committee meetings with advisory rights Elect Court A 21-member Congress court was elected unanimously. Su- preme Court Justice Simon Ag- ranat was named chairman. The panel includes leading attorneys of Israel and overseas countries. Among them is Eleazar Lipsky, BAT'A president of the Jewish Tele- The Jewish National Fund of graphic Agency. Justice Minis- Seattle will present its annual ter Pinhas Rosen was named festival on Wednesday, Febru- attorney for the World Zionist ary 8, at 8:15 p.m., in the Jewish Organization. Community Center. This is a The Congress adopted in one general meeting and is open to session all its major resolutions the entire community, on Jewish and world affairs. In The Fundhas been fortunate one of its resolutions, the Con- m securing the services of Mrs. gross emphasized that it "wows Abba Abrams as guest speaker, with concern the spreading of for that.evening She iS the.wi.:fe the cold war, and regards ge of Rabbi Abba Abrams, spiritual oral disarmament as one of the leader of the Herzl Congrega-principal means of reducing in- tion and is a noted lecturer in ternational tension." her own right. She has traveled The delegates also declared across the country, speaking on that the ain of a "certain Arab behalf of Hadassah and the ruler"presumed to be a rot- United Jewish Appeal erence to President Nasser of Bat'ya, a native of Tel Aviv the United Arab Republicto and one of the most famous "wipe Israel off the map" was stars of the young state today, encouraged by the cold war will provide the entertainment which has led to a "steady and for this evening. Bat'ya has re- unlimited" flow of arms to the cently starred on the ABC Net- Arab states. work television show "Hong- Denounce Blackmail kong." During her years of ac- tivity she starred with a corn- not fulfilling the Mizvot (com- mandments) of the Torah. "The totality of Ben-Gurion's speech was lost; he is complete- with our youth", stated Mrs. the Sephardic Brotherhood is to ly consistent and did not say Angel "and wanted to do their Iwork constantly for the better- anything he has not said right part to establish a Center where ment of the community and along," Rabbi Sandrow empha- sized. He reported that "the young people could spend thei.'laid wherever possible in its leisure time constructively and llwelfare" Along with the Sister- Rabbinical Assembly of Amer- under proper supervision.;' t ira, as the only hational rab- I hood, they aid such special pro- binic body represented at the The Sisterhood at the presen ljects as the support of two Sop- Zionist Congress, recommended, has a membership of 250 we- hardic Synagogues, Community not the liquidation of the World men, all vitally interested in the Welfare projects and a Come- Zionist Organization, but its broadening into 'the Jewish community of the world'." Speaking about the future of Judaism in the United States, Rabbi Sandrow said that "the real Jew in this country is doomed not to perpetual extinc- tion but to perpetual frustra- tion and conflict." He urged Conservative Jews in this coun- try to work for Israel, because, pany in roles which demon- strated her amazing versatility. She is a well known recording artist and is now on her second visit to the United States and has appeared in concert recitals in New York and Canada She was a guest on the Ed Sullivan Show and will shortly appear again on this program During her tour in the United States, she has had club dates at the well known "hungry-i" in San outside America, it is "the only place that can contribute to the survival of our way of life." Second Annual 'Bible Contest Announced Rabbi Samuel Graudenz, West- ern Region District Chairman of the Second A n n u a 1 National Bible Contest, announces that t hi s year's competition w i 11 again be held in New York on Sunday, April 16. The United States has been divided into five regions and all interested schools will conduct their preliminary contest finals prior to the national finals The contest is divided into three categories: advanced Hebrew di- vision, intermediate Hebrew di- vision, and comprehensive Eng- lish division. Contestants in 'any division must be 12-16 years of welfare of the community, tory. Sot Funes,- President of the With the desire to begin re- Brotherhood for the past two modeling the Center building at years stated that ihe men's the close of the campaign the group was preparel to equalthe latter part of February, workers Sisterhood's gift because of are now out to reach $350,000 their recognition for the need towards the $750,000 goal. SAMUEL W. TARSHIS Samuel W. Tarshis, Seattle civic and Jewish community leader, will receive a special award from the Joint Defense Appeal at the three-day annual meeting of its Western Coun- cil at the Riviera Hotel, in Palm Springs, Calif., the weekend of February 3-5 The announce- meat was made by Melvin M. Swig of San .Francisco, Western Council chairman. The award to Mr. Tarshis will Rabbi Abrams To Be Hebrew Free Loan Formally Installed I To Install Jan. 29 / An open installation of offi- At Herzl February 19 I eers of the Hebrew Free Loan Association will be held on Sun- day, January 29, at 8:00 p.m., at the Seattle Talmud Torah. In- stalling officer will be Rabbi Abba Abrams, of Herzl Congre- gation. TO be installed are Mr. Sam Miller, pi'esident; H. L. ester, Ist vice president; A. Orloff, 2nd vice president; I. J. Levey, secretary; B. Rashbam, treas- Francisco and in Billy Gray's "Bandbox" in Hollywood. She has appeared on many radio programs and is a star on the Kol-Israel Radio Station in Is- rael. She has been called "'The Ambassador of Good Will" for her native state. Her perform- ance at the Jewish National Fund meeting in Seattle will in- clude authentic Israel songs and folk musm. Tickets are in the sum of $150 each and may be obtained from any Zionist organization or by calling M. Ketzlach at MA. 3- - 6231. Following the meeting there will be refreshments and a social hour. George Prottas is General Chairman. Guslave Stern Named Temple Beth Am's urer. be presented by the JDA na- The Board of Directors in-tional organization in recogni- Musical DJrecinr elude s Arshon, J, Bean, M Itin of his significant contribu- GustaveStern, wellknown Se- attle Boguch," J Cashar, S Cutler:/tions in the field of human re- musical director, has been D. Droker S S Golciberg, G /lations. The award is given to named head of the music depart- Goldfield, Mrs S Goldberg, H'outstanding community leaders Hollischer, I." i(rakovsky, Si[whose activities epitomize the . ment at Tem- :ple Beth Aln, aspirations of the JDA agencies, :i'ii] J e r r y C o n e, the American Jeish Commit- !!::i]president of tee and the Anti-Defamation pithe Temple, League of B'nai B'r!th. .., has announced. Sol Esfeld, an oitmer oI ne !i Stern, who is JDA Council, and Robert. J. DIIFi:flirector of the Block, JDA Council chairman P a r k B o a r d from Washington, areexpected ummer con- to participate and play leading certs, and also roles in the Palm Springs meet- directs the mu- ing. " " STERN steal pr0duc- tions each sum- Elchmann Trial To [mer at the Aqua Theatre, will assume his new duties February Begin March 15 . He will continue with his JERUsALEM (JTA) The summer activities withthe Park trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Board and the Aqua Theatre. Nazi war criminal who directed Stern's activities include or- the mass killing of 6,000,000 Jews ganization of a choir for Friday Mitchell, B. Richlen, Mrs. J. Rosenbaum, E. Sidell and C. Stusser. Progr-00m J-ew00h age as of May 21, 1961. First na- tional prize for any division is MsJc t0 'Be at Her]it a trip to Isl'ael during the sum- RABBI ABBA ABRAMS Herzl Congregation will pre- mer of 1961. Herzl Conservative Congrega-tsent a program of Jewish music Last year [he first Bible con- tion will formally install its on Sunday, February 5, at 8 test aroused' great interest in all parts of the country and n e w spiritual 1 ead e r, Rabbi[P'm', in the Vestry of the Syna- achieved its most important edu- Abba Abrams on Sunday, Feb. [ gogue. Hebrew, Liturgical, Israeli, rational purpose: "The strength- 19. The ceremony will take place Yiddish and Frailich music will ening and intensification of in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. and be presented by the Senior and Bible study." All local Jewish schools are will be followed by a dinner Junior Choirs, Cantor Norman Migdal, Sheldon Ames, Abe cordially invited to participate and program in the Vestry. Perman and the Mesdames Vir- attle Hadassah and is president Israeli knitwear and rainwear in this contest. Arrangements f the Seattle Hebrew Sclmol tu^" "';,s,, .... ,,, ,,, cate,*ories, can be made by calling_ Rabbi .-TA; Mrs Hudesman is active ....... ilable in 'Graudenz, at tim eattle He- Will De suown--are ava , - o ' Ull I blew School EA 4 20 1 in the various fund-raising ac- the United States The rout "'e" I " - " tivities of Seattle Hadassah and clothes must be purchased inl the Community Fund. Israel. Many American women[the creations of Schleifer and The fashion show is unique iu/now attend the annual showings/Beer can be found in many any ways The more than 40.of the high fashion houses in[closets, hanging' next to those "ems in the sho are all. of Tel-Aviv as well as Paris andlof Diet and Chanel, Dr. Simon Greenberg, Chan- ginia Funes, Lillian Lerner roller of the Jewish Theological Pauline Stusser and Barbara Seminary of America and presi- Rosner. dent of the University of Juda- This presentation affords the ism, will be the installing opportunity to hear and enjoy officer. I the various aspects of Jewish Di.nner reservations at $5 pet'Imusic which is an importaut coulle should be made by call-I part of Jewish culture. The com- ing EA. 4-1580, l muniky il invited to attend. in Europe during the Second World War, will be postponed only for nine days beyond the March 6 scleduled date, and not several weeks, as had been indicated earlier. According to a semi- official announcement the trial is new scheduled to begin on March 15. night services at the Temple and serving as organist. CASABLANCA ( JTA)---Jew- ish communal life in disaster- shattered Agadir. where the Jewish population now numbers 1500, is slowly being rebuilt, au- I thoritie 'report. The delegates denounced the Arab "blackmail" and interfer- ence with the economic rela- tions of Israel with other na- tions and asserted that these ac- tivities were designed, along "Nazi lines and bear the im- print of racial discrimination." Such activities, the delegates said, were directed against the Jewish people as a whole. The Congress also adopted a resolution expressing anxiety over the "frequency of anti- Semitic outbreaks of a definite- ly Nazi character, especially in Germany," and appealed to the Governments of the affected countries to lake speedy pre- ventive measures. In another resolution, the delegates appealed to the Soviet Government to ensure to Rus- sian Jews all the necessary con- ditions for a normal religious life. The delegates extended fraternal greetings to Soviet Jews and "proudly notes their loyalty to Jewish traditions." On Soviet Jewry The resolution expressed "deep anxiety" about the future of Soviet Jewry as a distinct national religious entity. The Soviet Government also was called on to recognize the right of Russian Jews to a national, religious and cultural life and the right of emigration. In another resolution the dele- gates condemn the severance by Morocco of postal communica- tions with Israel, "thus prevent- ing normal contact between members of families" The reso- lution called the severance an act. counter to basic humani- tarian principles. Prohibit Moro00o00n-J000000 From Adopting Names Not i n Old Testament CASABLANCA (JTA)The Chief of Police in Casablanca has received an order to pro- hibit Moroccan Jews .from adopting first names wmcn are not in the Old Testament. The order bans the adoption of such names as Serge, Mi- chael, Bernard, Paul, Andre, Al- bert, etc., which are in use among Moroccan Jews. Under the order, the only permissible' names are Abraham, Isaac, Ja- cob, etc. Meyer Obadia, president of the Casablanca Jewish commu- nity, made a formal protest to Casablanca authorities and it was indicated that the dispute would be settled to the satisfae. don of the Jewish community;