American Zionists to Hold Convention in Chicago, July 1-4

The Zionist Organization of America will hold its thirty-sixth annual convention in Chicago beginning Saturday evening, July 1 through to July 4, Morris Rothenberg, president of the organization, announced yesterday.

The convention will coincide with Jewish Day, July 3, at the Century of Progress, and Dr. Chaim Weizmann, former president of the World Zionist Organization and of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, who will be in Chicago in connection with Jewish Day, will be the guest of honor at a banquet tendered him by the convention delegates on July 4.

Issues upon which American candidates will stand for election to the World Zionist Congress which will be held in August, probably in Carlsbad, are expected to be formulated at the Chicago meeting. Elections for the American delegates will be held in nation-wide balloting July 9.

Asserting that the delegates at the Chicago meeting “will be confronted with the most momentous problems with which the movement has had to deal since its inception”, Mr. Rothenberg declared, “It is our hope that the Chicago convention will provide an unprecedented demonstration of Zionist strength, a symbol of the will of the Jewish people towards the reestablishment of its ancestral homeland and center of culture, where men and women may find not merely physical safety, but spiritual freedom.”

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