The reorganization of the Metropolitan League of Jewish Community Associations was authorized last night, at the ninth annual convention of the League, held at the Young Women’s Hebrew Association, West 110th Street. M. Maldwin Fertig, president of the League, presided.
The changes, recommended by a joint committee representing the Jewish Welfare Board and the League, provide that the new regional organization shall be known as the Metropolitan Section of the Jewish Welfare Board. As such it will be governed by a council, consisting of lay and professional delegates of each of the constituent societies of the League and representatives of the Jewish Welfare Board. The council will elect a president, the officers of the section and a board of directors of twenty-four, at least eight of whom are to be executive directors of constituent societies.
The committee on reorganization consists of Joseph Rosenzweig, Frank L. Weil and Harry L. Glueksman, representing the Jewish Welfare Board; M. Maldwin Fertig, Leon Mann, Harry M. Marks and Simon E. Osserman, representing the Metropolitan League: Jack Nadel and Moses W. Beckelman, representing the Metropolitan Association of Jewish Center Workers. An organization meeting of the Metropolitan Section is to be held in the near future.
An announcement was made by the League of a camp for boys to be operated on Lake Tiorati on a non-profit basis. The chairman of the camp committee is Harry M. Marks.
A panel discussion on “The Jewish Center and Public Issues” was led by Samuel B. Kaufman of Mt. Vernon. Other participants were: Dr. Henry Fleischman, Educational Alliance; Harry L. Glucksman, Jewish Welfare Board; Mordecai Konowitz, Jamaica Jewish Center; Lillian Strauss, Council House; Graenum Berger, Jewish Community Center, Staten Island; Jack Nadel, Ninety-second Street Y. M. H. A.; David Ray Bernstein, Washington Heights Y. M. and Y. W. H. A.; Dr. A. Basel, Jacob H. Schiff Center; Samuel S. Solender, Washington Heights Y. M. and Y. W. H. A.; Rabbi A. F. Landesman, Hebrew Educational Society, Brooklyn; A. W. Rosenthal, Bronx Y. M. and Y. W. H. A., and Moses W. Beckelman, Bronx House.