Monsky Re-elected President of B’nai B’rith for Third Term

Henry Monsky was re-elected president of B’nai B’rith, at the close of its national war service centennial convention last night at the Hotel New Yorker. This will be Mr. Monsky’s third three-year term.

Re-elected vice-presidents were: A. B. Freyer, Shreveport, La., and Frank Oldman, Lowell, Mass.; Harry K. Wolff, San Francisco, Calif., was chosen vice-president to succeed David Blumberg of Los Angeles. Other members of the national executive committee, which governs B’nai B’rith between triennial conventions, elected were; Sidney G. Kusworm, Dayton, Ohio; Judge Joseph L. Kun, Philadelphia; sol Fass, Portsmouth, Va.; and Benjamin Samuels, Chicago. The Honorable Alfred M. Cohen was re-elected honorary president of B’nai B’rith. At a meeting of the exclusive committee, following the convention, Maurice Bisgyer, Washington, D. C., was reelected secretary and Sidney G. Kusworm, Dayton, Ohio, was re-elected treasurer.

Before adjourning the convention adopted a resolution “expressing B’nai B’rith’s appreciation of the purpose and achievement of the committee appointed by the President of the United States and known as the Fair Employment Practice Committee in eliminating un-American practices in the field of employment.”

Extension of the B’nai B’rith war service program to include the sponsorship of Army and Navy hospital ships by providing them with a regular supply of recreational material was authorized by the convention. Taking note of the efforts of the English Jewish press to establish a code of ethics and a set of standards for business and editorial practices and to establish a national organization to implement this code and these standards, the convention declared “we look forward with great satisfaction to the adoption of this program which the editors and publishers of the English-Jewish press are creating and we hope that these efforts will meet with the approval and support of the American Jewish community.”

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