It is heartening to hear the news about the Skirball Institute on American Values of the American Jewish Committee, with its distinguished steering committee of interdenominational community leaders. Its work is badly needed at a time when there continues to be chaos and confusion about the rights and wrongs of our way of life. At least there will be communication, so vital in a democratic society. It should enable much needed dialogue between divergent points of view which might result not so much in agreement as empathy and understanding.
I very much appreciated the articles in the Nov. 17 issue of View about philanthropist Jack Skirball and Director Alfred Wolf ("For Ex-Rabbi Skirball, Life's a Big Production" and "Wolf Retires From Wilshire Temple, Takes Director Post" by Beverly Beyette) and should like to be among those extending warm congratulations and heartfelt good wishes to them for their concern and vision.