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Central Conference Backs Jewish Joint Council, Seeks Inclusion of Rabbis

Samuel H. Goldenson, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, today made public through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a resolution adopted by the executive board of the body approving the formation of a Consultative Council comprising representatives of the B’nai B’rith, the American Jewish Congress and the American Jewish Committee, whose purpose will be to “unify American Jewish life.”

The text of the resolution reads:

“We rejoice in the effort at unity which has been undertaken in American Jewish life by the formation of a Consultative Council comprising representatives of the B’nai B’rith the American Jewish Congress and the American Jewish Committee.

“As Rabbis in Israel, believing in the primacy of the synagogue in Jewish life, we most urgently feel that the Synagogue Council of America, representing the united religious voice of American Jewry, ought to participate in this task and therefore we earnestly request that an invitation be extended to the Synagogue Council of America to become an integral part of this consultative group.

“We furthermore recommend that these four bodies formulate a more definite program than now exists, providing for the means of an adequate and articulate expression of a unified American Jewish opinion, not merely to meet the present crisis but on a permanent basis.”

Members of the executive board include Rabbi Goldenson, Felix A. Levy, of Chicago; Harry S. Margolis, of St. Paul, Minn.; Isaac E. Marcuson, of Macon, Ga.; Samuel M. Gup, of Columbus, O.; Barnett R. Brickner, of Cleveland; William H. Fineshreiber, of Philadelphia; Leon Fram, of Detroit; Samuel Hirshberg, of Milwaukee; Edward L. Israel, of Baltimore; Meyer Lovitt, of Jackson, Miss.; Jacob R. Marcus, of Cincinnati; Samuel H. Markowitz, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Morris Newfield, of Birmingham; Marius Ranson, of East Orange, N. J.; Irving F. Reichert, of San Francisco and Dr. Stephen S. Wise, of New York City.

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