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Social Justice is Chief Topic for 25th Convention of United Synagogue

Delegates from more than 750 synagogues, sisterhoods and men’s clubs will meet at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Sunday, for a three-day session. The occasion marks the twenty-first annual convention of the United Synagogue of America, the sixteenth annual convention of the Women’s League of the United Synagogue and the fifth annual convention of the National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs of the United Synagogue.

Sunday’s session of the convention will be participated in by all three organizations. The principal topic of discussion will be a symposium on social justice under the title of “What Is Judaism’s Answer to Present Day Problems?” The speakers will be Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, Executive Director of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies; Rabbi Samuel Fredman of Philadelphia, chairman of the United Synagogue Committee on Social Justice; Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan, president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and Mrs. Morris Silverman of Hartford, Conn.

The remaining sessions will be held separately by each organization. The deliberations will center around the subject of social justice. The Women’s League will devote its sessions to discussing how the Jewish woman can play a more active part in general communal as well as Jewish life. This question will be discussed in the form of a series of questions which will be answered by various speakers.

The National Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs will concern itself with the subject of how the men’s club can assist in putting into effect any program of social justice that is decided upon by the synagogue, with the emphasis placed on adult education.

The United Synagogue will also review the progress of Conservative Judaism in the United States during the past year and will discuss the future role of the synagogue.

The annual banquet of the United Synagogue and its affiliated organizations will be held next Monday night at the Community Center of Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, 270 W. 89th Street.

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