London (Jan. 14)
Following an address by Dr. David Jochelman, the B’nai Brith lodge of England decided to reopen at the next session of the B’nai Brith Council, the question of the B’nai Brith’s participation in the Jewish World Congress, it was announced today.
Dr. David Jochelman, who represented the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations of England at the recent Jewish World Conference at Geneva, reported on the impressions of the conference and made an impassioned appeal for the participation of the B’nai Brith in the Jewish World Congress planned for 1934.
Following a debate on this question, a resolution has been tabled for the next session recommending that the B’nai Brith Grand Lodge be asked to reconsider the constitutional aspect of the question, in view of favoring participation in the Jewish World Congress.
Last July, before the meeting of the World Conference at Geneva, Alfred M. Cohen, president of the B’nai Brith, addressed a letter to Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the American Jewish Congress, in which he declined, on behalf of his Executive Committee, to participate in the proposed World Conference. He declared that he had communicated with all the members of his Executive Committee. He also declared that he had communicated with the foreign districts and that they were “unanimously unfavorable to the B’nai Brith’s participation in a World Jewish Congress.”