Lord Melchett Heads British Committee for World Jewish Congress

Lord Melchett, son of the late Lord Melchett, to whose title he succeeded, has agreed to head the British Committee which will work in the interests of the world Jewish congress projected for 1934.

The Committee is being organized by Dr. David Jochelman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations, who was the only British delegate to the conference in Geneva last August where a world Jewish congress was approved. rial Hall of the East London Talmud Torah.

The late Lord Melchett was active in the raising of funds for the organization. A memorial prayer for the late Lord Melchett was recited by Chief Rabbi Joseph J. Hertz.

Chief Rabbi Hertz lauded the work of the late Lord Melchett and stated his enterprise was responsible for the development of the Talmud Torah into a score of imposing buildings.

Lord Melchett stated that the world is witnessing an economic and religious breakdown which may prove dangerous to a true and proper development of all peoples. He praised the work of keeping alive the knowledge of the law of the prophets and the Bible, which is the foundation of moral and religious precepts.

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