N.Y. Zionists to Discuss Brandeis Memo for Reorganization

Nine local Zionist leaders, representing, it is understood, a much larger group, have summoned the rank and file of the New York Zionists to convene for a discussion of the Brandeis plan for the reorganization of the Zionist Organization of America. On May 22, Justice Brandeis and his associates, Judge Julian W. Mack, Robert Szold and Jacob de Haas, for their group, issued a plan for the complete reorganization of the personnel of the American movement. The Administrative Committee of the Z.O.A. passed no opinion on the plan but referred it to the forthcoming convention in Cleve land, O.

Rabbi Israel Herbert Levinthal, Dr Norman Salit, David Tannenbaum, Morris Dlugasch, Morris A. Zeldin, Benjamin Fain, Harry Zirn, Isidore Hassan and James Waterman Wise, have signed this call as a “group of individual Zionists with no partisan intentions whatsoever” to “provide the opportunity for discussion and clarification of any ambiguities.”

At the meeting which will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania this evening, at 8:00 P. M., the convenors are determined to make clear that Justice Brandeis has not presented the Zionists with an ultimatum and that the general principles laid down by him should in their judgment, be acceptable to the majority of American Zionists.

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