Rochester, N. Y. (Dec. 2)
With delegates from fourteen branches in attendance, the mid-western convention of Young Israel closed at the Seneca Hotel here today.
At the concluding session of the convention, which opened Friday, work of Young Israel for the cultural development of the orthodox Jewish youth in Palestine was discussed.
Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toronto were represented at the meeting. Representatives of the national council of the organization and eastern branches, including New York City, Newark, Jersey City, Baltimore, Boston and New Haven, were also present.
Plans for erection of a cultural center along Y.M.H.A. lines in Tel Aviv, on a plot of land given to Young Israel for the purpose, were presented. The assistance of Young Israel groups in this country to bring this project to realization was pointed out as a necessity.
Speaking at the Beth Hamedresh Hagodel, Charles Levine, treasurer of the national council, urged extension of membership in Rochester.