National democratic elections for the American Jewish Congress will take place next April 28. A typographical error in a press release resulted in the announcement Monday that April 29 had been set as the date of elections.
The call for these elections was issued by Bernard S. Deutsch, president, and Stephen S. Wise, honorary president. In their proclamation the establishment of a central Jewish body in the United States, representative of all groups of opinion in this country, was urged as an emergency measure in the light of developments in this country affecting Jews and problems confronting Jews the world over. Anti-Semitism is becoming more widespread in this country, the proclamation warned, and “the time has now come when the Jews of America must acknowledge themselves and act as a people not only where European Jewry is concerned, but where they themselves are concerned.”