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First Congress of Jewish Communities Under New Law on March 19th

Official opening of the Congress of the Italian Communities has been definitely fixed for March 19th. Special importance is attached to the resolutions to be discussed at the Congress, in view of the fact that this is the first meeting under the new constitution of the Jewish Communities in Italy.

In 1931, the introduction of the Italian Jewish Communities Law, federated all the Jewish Communities in Italy and its colonies into a Union of Italian Jewish Communities. The Law fundamentally changed the position of the local communities, defined their rights, and provided for a headquarters in Rome, governed by a Congress of Presidents of Communities.