NEW YORK (Jun. 27)
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, representing 500 members in the Reform Rabbinate, today closed its 54th annual convention after electing Dr. Solomon B. Freehof president, and Dr. Abba Hillel Silver vice-president for the coming year.
Dr. Samuel Goldenson submitted to the conference a minority report protesting the convention adoption of a resolution urging that the American Council for Judaism be disbanded because of its activities against political Zionism. “If the Central Conference of American Rabbis should decide to require the members of the American Council to disband their organization, they will be denying them the freedom upon which rests all of our democratic institutions, and without which no democracy in any of its forms or phases can exist,” the report said.
In a final resolution adopted at this morning’s concluding session, the Conference expressed deep concern at the passage by Congress of the Connally-Smith Bill, which, it said, “may jeopardize the orderly democratic procedures which alone must be depended upon to adjust our difficult economic relationship.”