Plans to Extend Reform Judaism to New Lands Formulated in London

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Plans for extending the influence of Liberal Judaism to the distant corners of the globe whereever Jewish communities are to be found were formulated at a meeting of the governing board of the World Union of Progressive Judaism, the organization created by American, English and German Liberal Jews to further the interests of Reform Judaism.

The meeting was attended by Leo A. Weil of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Nathan Krass of Temple, Emanu-El, New York; Professor Elbogen, Rabbi Seligman. Heinrich Stern and Bruno Woyda of Germany, David Ruben of India. Claude Montefiore of London, the Reverand Pereaweig, L. Jacobs and Miss Lily Montagu, secretary of the Union.

A proposal to establish organizations of Liberal Jews in Australia, South Africa, Poland, Palestine and other countries was under discussion.

The Union decided to hold the next international conference of Liberal Jews in Berlin in August 1928. The need of a Liberal Jewish youth movement will be a point on the agenda of the next conference. The reports submitted to the governing body point to the fact that the Union is the only world Jewish organization with a purely religious program, with the exception of the Orthodox Agudath Israel.

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