Montreal (May. 20)
The movement for the creation of a permanent representative body to speak in the name of Canadian Jewry has gained ground in recent weeks as a result of steps taken by the Committee of Forty-one, which is an outgrowth of the conference which organized the successful local demonstration against the anti-Jewish atrocities in Germany.
In addition to continuation of the protest campaign against Jewish persecutions in Nazi Germany, the committee has also been given the task of creating an all-Canadian Jewish organization to deal with all matters pertaining to Jewish life in Canada and abroad and to act as the mouthpiece of Canadian Jewry in all national and international affairs.
The following officers and committees were elected to bring the project to fruition:
Praesidium, Rabbi Dr. H. Abramowitz, H. M. Ripstein, S. Belkin, Rabbi Judius Berger and Rabbi J. H. Stern; secretary general, H. M. Caiserman; treasurer, H. Wolofsky; financial secretary, I. M. Bobrove; executive committee: Rabbi H. Abramovitz, H. M. Ripstein, S. Belkin, S. Bruck, Dr. Norman Viner, Rabbi J. H. Stern, L. Zuker, H. Wolofsky, Rabbi Julius Berger, Rabbi J. L. Zlotnik, I. M. Bobrove and A. Velicovitch.
Boycott information and statistical committees have been appointed to gather necessary data on Jewish life in Canada as well as material for organizing a boycott against Germany.
A preliminary conference with the participation of representatives from Ontario and Western Canada will be held next month.
Rabbi J. H. Stern and H. Wolofsky, publisher of the Jewish Eagle and Canadian Jewish Chronicle, have been appointed fraternal delegates to the session of the American Jewish Congress which will be held in Washington.