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American Jewish Conference Urges Communities to Prepare for Election; Announces Agenda

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A call to American Jewry to prepare for the elections to the American Jewish Conference which is scheduled to convene July 1, 1943, was issued here by the executive committee for the organization of the American Jewish Conference with the endorsement and approval of 35 national Jewish organizations.

The executive committee announced that the Conference will meet on July 1, 1943, place to be determined later. Elections are to take place in the local Jewish communities or regions not later than June 14, 1943. The agenda of the Conference reads as follows: 1. Action on problems relating to the rights and status of Jews in the post-war world, to be considered and recommended; 2. To implement such action with due consideration of the Jewish rights in Palestine; 3. To elect a committee to carry out the program of the American Jewish Conference in close cooperation with representatives of Jews throughout the world. National Jewish groups shall be represented in the American Jewish Conference by 125 delegates: communities or regions by 375.

Election rules for the Conference specify: a) All Jewish communities of the United States shall be divided into election districts. Each community shall be entitled to one delegate for every 10,000 of Jewish population, or major fraction thereof. b) Communities of less than 5,000 shall be combined into election regions of 5,000 or more. c) The City of New York shall be entitled to 100 delegates divided among the five boroughs.

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