Pro-falasha Group to Be Reorganized
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Pro-falasha Group to Be Reorganized

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A provisional committee for the reorganization of the American Pro-Falasha Committee was set up at a luncheon meeting of rabbis and lay communal workers at the Hotel Commodore, at which the host was Dr. Cyrus Adler, president of the American Jewish Committee and of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Dr. Jacob Greenberg, associate superintendent of schools of New York City, was selected to head the provisional committee.

Since 1922, the American Pro-Falasha Committee, with which a large number of congregations and congregation sisterhoods and other societies cooperate, has been providing facilities for the Jewish and secular education as well as the social uplift of the Falashas, as the 60,000 Jews of Abyssinia are called. The Pro-Falasha work has the complete approval of Emperor Haile Selassie.

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