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HERITA6E, FIodda Jewish News, Friday, September 21. 1979, Page 8-23 It by AJCongreu Began 10 Yeara Ago tvs Aid Black Businessmen in San Francisco was to make available free management and technical counsel to aspiring minority group entrepeneurs who wanted to own and operate their own businesses, Myers said. The skills and energies of more than 400 active and retired Jewish businessmen and women volunteers were enlisted for the program. Funded over the years by a variety of sources, the ERB has been responsible for the successful development of many new enterprises ranging from "morn and pop" stores to one of the largest Black- owned manufacturing firms in the United States. The current chairman of the project is Arthur Eisendrath, a brother of the late Reform leader, Rabbi Maurice F'isendrath. Starting with the program as a volunteer assistant, Arthur F.isendrath has helped dozens of clients achieve financial indepen- dence. In addition to the goal of creating more minority business enterprises in San Francisco's inner city, te unusual American Jewish Congress project also has fostered positive social II (}al.LOa II --,Ww w. t. Anncan City s to Jews and d dMsions iK over , ndrew Young's re needless, it is I rtainly .San i has a long #dve relations two communi- ago, officials he" California erican Jewish t,. rted with deep " ide =- ly'public zed ,,n in relations rk City Blacks nnn from a of , 'ty control : re New York I"hl system.  rlcern came a L='en Lawrence IPI cisco Jewish tiOn leader and e'r :an Jewish ident, and Joel =,  0ngress area !;a. L that meeting to- create a ic develop- t;rarn  the I'R serve Bank Shalom Education Center e,Rabbi and Mrs. Adler, its  ?, Parents, offi- ,n(1 entire '."x egation a  ,,, Q:: Year and a ! ,.,: ,. ["f Peace.  E:eURANCE CONSUL TANTS o E AL TAMONTE DR 331-0333 '0).  CORDIAL GOOD WISHES ...LL OF THEIR FRIENDS 'ND CLIENTS FOR A P ngwood I 00Travel I relationships. In several in- stances, Brooks said, Jewish and Black entrepeneurs have joined forces to create new enterprises as equal partners. Each ERB client has indicated little knowledge about Jews, other than the usual stereotypes before becoming involved in ERB activities. Similady, most of the Jewish businessmen and women had limited contact with minority group members before joining the program. Brooks said it is not at all unusual now to learn that friendships have developed between Jews and Blacks from these business contacts. Black families attend Jewish social functions and ERB- volunteers have partidpated in Black community social activities. A few years ago, when the infamous "Zionism is racism" resolution was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, the local AJCon- gress office received many telephone calls from minority group members who had been helped by the ERB program and who offered their help in publicly denouncing the UN resolution. Now in its tenth year,-the Experience Reserve Bank will soon become an independent non-profit organization with its own board of directors, separate from the American Jewish Congress, Brooks said. # / il More than you expect from a Sangs and Loan.  :i!n' , ;'!' C" 'i'"li: "i: