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Thirty-eighth Conference of Union of American Hebrew Congregations Opens on Friday

“Man’s Faith and This Crisis” will be the central theme of the three-day thirty-eighth conference of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations which will open at the Hotel New Yorker on Friday, it was announced here today. Twelve hundred delegates from reform congregations in 42 states and Canada will attend the meeting.

In addition to religious and business sessions, symposia on “The Pillars of Our Faith,” “The Healing of Humanity” and “Israel’s Present and Future” will be held. There will also be a special Chaplain’s service with reports by an Army and a Navy chaplain, and a representative lay leader in this field. The symposium on the “Healing of Humanity” will be addressed by three leaders of the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faith, respectively: Professor Jacques Maritain, noted Catholic educator and Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University; Professor Robert L. Calhoun of Yale University, and Dr. Israel Bettan of the Hebrew Union College.

Meeting concurrently with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, will be its affiliated units, the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods.