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Jewish Women’s Council to Begin Aggressive Campaign, New President Declares

Jewish Daily Bulletin)

An aggressive campaign for closer cooperation between the local sections and the National Council of Jewish Women was announced by Mrs. Joseph E. Friend of New Orleans, newly elected national president, as the main objective of the incoming administration, following the Council’s Triennial Convention recently concluded here.

“We will concentrate on nationalizing the council during the next triennial period,” Mrs. Friend stated, in explaining that the body is going through a period of reorganization.

Establishment of permanent national headquarters in New York City, because or the important work being done at Ellis Island by the council’s department of immigrant aid, was declared by Mrs. Friend to be one of the chief changes to take place.

Mrs. Friend feels that the 235 local sections are not cooperating to the fullest extent with the national council, and she faces the task of stimulating more interest on their part in the Nation-wide work of the organization. Work on behalf of the women on the farms and means to stress the religious and educational movement of the council were other measures emphasized by the new president.

Mrs. Friend brings to the council a wide experience in national and State polices. She is a member of the Democratic national committee from Louisiana, and was one of two women appointed by former Goy. John M. Parker to the constitutional convention in 1921. For 30 years she has been active in the work of the Jewish council, was formerly its national treasure and twice president of the New Orleans section.

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