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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The World Migration Congress called by the International Federation of Trade Unions and the Labor and Socialist International was opened here in the presence of many delegates representing 23 countries, 17 in Europe and 6 overseas. The Congress was opened by Mr. Meridan, vice-president of the Trade Union International.

Mr. Zybert, representative of the Jewish Labor Emigration Bureau of Warsaw, Professor Hirsh, professor at the University of Geneva, expert on international labor questions; Mr. Alter, representative of the Jewish Labor Party, Bund, Messrs. Locker, Rudel, and Jahrblum, representatives of the Poale Zion, Madam S. Cohen, representing the London Society for the Protection of Jewish Women, and two Palestine delegates are participating in the Congress. Mr. Lucien Wolf, secretary of the Foreign Committee of the Anglo-Jewish Association and the Board of Jewish Deputies, is attending the Congress as a guest.

In a detailed statement submitted to the Congress by Mr. Brown, secretary of the Amsterdam International, the question of Jewish emigration is touched upon. “Jewish migration is particularly important and presents peculiar difficulties,” he stated. “The revival of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe places the Jews in a tragic position. The United States of America having closed its doors to them, little outlet is left to them.

“There remains only Palestine as an outlet for Jewish migration. But Palestine can take in only small numbers and its capacity is limited both politically and economically. Migration of the Jewish race is therefore of transcendent importance.

“The splendid success of the Jewish trade union movement in Palestine is a proof of their genius for organization. The Jewish immigrants should therefore be welcomed by the trade union movement in the countries of immigration.”

Mr. Brown further expressed the hope that the Congress will smooth the way for a better understanding between the labor unions of the countries of emigration and immigration and lead to the establishment of just migration principles.

In addition to the memorandum previously submitted to the Congress by the Poale Zion, a memorandum was submitted by the Jewish labor party, Bund. Mr. Alter, representative of the Bund to the Congress, in an interview with the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency stated that no practical results can be expected from the Congress, in view of the fact that the American trade union movement is not represented at the Congress.

Dr. I. L. Bril, editor of the English section of the “Jewish Daily News” was elected rabbi of the Jewish Center of University Heights.

The breaking ground for the additional buildings of the Jewish Center of University Heights, will be held next Sunday. Mr. Arthur I. LeVine, President of the Center, will preside and the speakers will include Judge Albert Cohn and Dr. I. L. Bril.

The Jewish Center of University Heights was organized in 1922. In August, 1924, the present structures which consists of the lower floors were dedicated. The upper floors which will be completed by September 1926, will include the Synagogue, Talmud Torah and Club Rooms. The lower part of the building will be used as a Gymnasium. The entire cost of the building will be $350,000. The Chairman of the Building Committee is Mr. Alex Sussman.

The annual convention of the Southern Young Judean Clubs opened in New Orleans on Sunday. One hundred and five delegates, representing forty-eight clubs in the southern states, are attending the convention.

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