National Council of Jewish Women to Mark 50th Anniversary at Chicago Convention

The 50th anniversary of the National Council of Jewish Women, the oldest Jewish women’s organization in the country, will be marked at the 17th triennial convention of the group which will meet in Chicago from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The Council was founded in Chicago in 1833.

Delegates from 215 senior and 100 junior sections of the Council, from all parts of the United States, will plan the organization’s program for the next three years with emphasis on the functioning of the five departments of the Council: Service to Foreign Born; Social Legislation, Social Welfare and War Activities; Contemporary Jewish Affairs and International Relations and Peace. Because of the war the convention has been stripped of all festivities with the exception of a “Golden Jubilee” dinner on Nov. 10. A featured speaker at the convention will be Earl G. Hearrison, United States Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization.

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