New York (Aug. 27)
Jewish leaders from all parts of the country arrived in New York today to participate in the sessions of the American Jewish Conference which opens here at the Waldorf-Astoria on Sunday to discuss vital problems affecting Jewish life in Europe and in Palestine.
The Conference will be opened with addresses by Henry Monsky, president of the B’nai B’rith, Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president of the American Jewish Congress, and Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee Other speakers will include Jacob Weinberg, leader of the Jewish Labor movement. Gedaliah Bublick, Mizrachi leader; Mrs. David de Sola Pool, president of Hadassah; Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund in America and Baruch Zuckerman, leader of the Zionist Laborites.
In a statement issued today by the office of the executive committee for the organization of the Conference, it was emphasized that “every major Jewish community and organization will have spokesmen at this historic meeting as a result of the elaborate plans which were taken to make this gathering the voice of American Jewry.” In addition to 375 delegates elected throughout the country by 25,000 electors, an additional 125 delegates were designated by 48 national Jewish organizations.
“The Conference will consider not only plans for immediate help and rescue for the Jews of Europe but will also recommend action on problems relating to the rights and status of Jews in the post-war world and on all matters looking to the implementation of the rights of the Jewish people with respect to Palestine,” the statement says. “The Conference also plans to elect a delegation to carry out its program in cooperation with the duly accredited representatives of Jews throughout the world.”