The Jews can render their best service to America by faithful adherence to their own peculiar pace and rhythm, not by escape from their natural selves.
This is the opinion expressed by Harry L. Glucksman, newly elected president of the National Conference of Jewish Social Service, in a statement issued yesterday.
Emphasizing that the National Conference includes within its boundaries institutions and individuals representing a wide variety of Jewish opinions and of social and economic views, Mr. Glucksman declared that this provides the best platform for scientific and objective consideration of the programs and policies of Jewish agencies, “not alone in terms of service to Jews but in terms of a wholesome, constructive contribution to the great American society of which Jewry forms an integral part.”
Mr. Glucksman is one of the founders of the Jewish community center movement in America. He has been executive director of the Jewish Welfare Board since 1919.
He is also a member of the executive committee of the United Jewish Appeal, and a member of the council and the administrative committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Formerly vice-president of the Jewish Board of Guardians in New York, he is at present a member of its executive. Mr. Glucksman is also a member of the National Council of Boy Scouts of America.
The future program of Young Judaea in relation to the growing need for the guidance of Jewish youth will be the major problem to be considered at its annual convention in Atlantic City, from June 27 to June 30, it was announced yesterday.