South African Jewish Congress is Convened

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

More than 70 constituent bodies have already indicated that they will send delegates to the Congress of South African Jewry convened by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies here for October 10 it was reported at a meeting of the Board. Further replies, it was stated are coming in, so that it is anticipated that the “Parliament of South African Jewry” will be attended by representatives of practically every important Jewish community in South Africa.

The question of Jewish children in a Government school in Pretoria having to take part in non-Jewish prayers, was taken up by the Board. A letter was read from the Education Department, in which it was stated that the incident was regretted and that instructions have been given that Jewish children should be excused from participating in non-Jewish services.

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