Jacob M. Braude Calls for Closing of Zionist Ranks

A union of all Zionist forces welded together with one dominant purpose, the strengthening of the Zionist Organization of Chicago, was called for in an address delivered by Jacob M.Braude, President of the Zionist Organization of Chicago, at a meeting of the general membership gathered to listen to reports of Chicago’s delegates to the recent Zionist Convention in Philadelphia.

Mr. Braude in his report, as the Chairman of Chicago’s delegation, emphasized the constructive character of the Convention and the genuine desire that animated the representatives of American Zionism gathered in Philadelphia for an harmonious blending of all elements within the movement.

Reports were also given by other delegates, among them Rabbi Samuel Blumenfield, Reuben Freedman, Miss Madeline David, Herman Lebeson, M. Resser, William Jay Robinson and Meyer W. Weisgal, executive director of the Middle West Zionist Region.

Following the discussion on the various problems of the Zionist movement, and particularly on those phases touching affairs in Chicago, participated in by B. Horwich, Max Shulman and John Rissman, it was moved by Max Shulman and unanimously carried that the Zionists of Chicago express their appreciation of the part played by its delegation at the Zionist Convention and officially extend to the National Organization an invitation to hold the next Zionist Convention in the city of Chicago.

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