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Polish Jewry Decides to Enter Extended Agency; to Sink Differences

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Polish Jewry, the largest Jewish community in Europe and second in size to American Jewry, will be represented on the extended Jewish Agency for Palestine, according to a decision reached unanimously at a conference of representative non-Zionists, concluded here yesterday. The twelve representatives alloted to Polish Jewry as its delegates on the Council of the Jewish Agency will be named at regional conferences which will be held during July in Warsaw, Cracow and Lemberg. These decisions were reached at a representative gathering held under the chairmanship of Dr. Samuel Goldflam, prominent Warsaw physcian.

The committee on the Jewish Agency which was formed at the conference consists of prominent leaders in various fields. Some belong to the category known in Polish Jewish political parlance as “assimilationists,” and many were known as anti-Zionists. Orthodox Jewry is amply represented on the committee.

The committee is composed of the following: Henryk Ashkenazy, banker; Dr. M. Schorr, rabbi of the Warsaw Great Synagogue; Janusz Korczak, physician and famous Polish Jewish writer; Dr. Samuel Goldflam, Adolf Truskier, former Senator and president of the Jewish Merchants Association; Maurycy Mayzel, vice-president of the Warsaw City Council; Waclaw Wawelberg, banker; M. Gertenberg, president of the Bendin Kehillah and member of the City Council there; Maurycy Endelman, president of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith lodge in Warsaw; Prof. Marjan Eiger of the University of Vilna; Raphael Landau, president of the Cracow Kehillah; Dr. Emil Parnes of Lemberg; Madam Klauften, Rabbi Ezekiel Lipschitz of Kalisz, president of the Rabbis’ Federation of Poland; Rabbi Horowitz of Lemberg; Rabbi Balsam of Stanislawow, Galicia; Rabbi Solomon David Kahane, one of the twelve rabbis comprising the Warsaw rabbinate; Dr. Ader. president of the B’nai B’rith in Poland; Deputy Chaim Rasner. M. Etingon, Lodz industrialist; Stanislaw Jaroczynski, Lodz industrialist; and Adolph Peretz, banker, of Warsaw.

Dr. Goldflaum, in announcing the decision, stated that the moment was one of solemnity, since it marks the unity of Polish Jewry for the reconstruction of Palestine. Rabbi Ezekiel Lipschitz expressed confidence the consummation of the Agency will secure the cooperation of all religious Jews in the Palestine work.

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