The Brandeis-Mack memorandum was declared to be unacceptable in a resolution adopted by a majority vote at a meeting of New York delegates to the Zionist convention in Cleveland, which was presided over by Leo Wolfsohn. A minority of the delegates was of the opinion that the memorandum would be acceptable with certain modifications. All the points in the memorandum were thoroughly discussed at the meeting which lasted until 2 o’clock in the morning.
Among those who spoke against acceptance of the memorandum were Abraham Goldberg, Jacob Fishman, Leo Wolfsohn, Charles Cowen and several others. Among those who argued for accepting the memorandum with certain modifications were J. Waterman Wise, Rabbi Benjamin and Morris Zeldin. A steering committee of New York delegates to the Cleveland convention was elected at the meeting.