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United Synagogue Convention to Discuss Social Justice

What the synagogue can do to effect a more equitable social and economic system will be the principal topic of discussion at the 21st annual convention of the United Synagogue of America, which will take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, from May 7th to 9th, according to an announcement issued by Louis J. Moss, Brooklyn, N. Y., national president of the organization. The United Synagogue is composed of over 700 affiliated organizations comprising synagogues, sisterhoods, men’s clubs and young people’s leagues throughout the United States and Canada.

“The twenty-first annual convention of the United Synagogue of America will not simply be concerned with the expression of an ideology of social justice,” Mr. Moss said, “but with concrete ways as to how the synagogue can be instrumental in creating more equitable and more humane social conditions. The attitude of religion at the present time is towards a growing liberalism so far as social and economic factors are concerned and as regards the cruelties inherent in our present social order. The synagogue feels that it should frankly consider this subject from all sides.

“The convention will attempt to define the attitude of Judaism towards present world problems such as social justice, peace and war and economic security, and will come to a definite conclusion as to what the synagogue can do in the way of solving these problems.”

Delegates representing synagogues, sisterhoods and brotherhoods from all over the United States and Canada will be present at the annual convention, which is held coincident with the annual convention is of the affiliated organizations of the United Synagogue of America: The Women’s League of the United Synagogue and the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs of the United Synagogue.

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