French-jewish Leaders in America Form Committee to Re-establish Judaism in France

French-Jewish leaders in the United States today announced the establishment of an Association for the Re-establishment of Judaism in France and its colonies and possessions. Among the first acts of the association was the placing of an order for 10,000 prayer books to be printed in America in Hebrew and in French for distribution among Jewish soldiers serving in the French armed forces.

The new body, incorporated by the Secretary of State in Albuny under the name “Association pour is Reestablishment du Judaisme en France et dansses Possessions d’Outremer (ARJF),” will help to establish and maintain contact between agencies engaged in the promotion of Jewish rehabilitation and relief projects in France and its colonies. It also contemplates the restoration of Jewish religious life in France, to provide housing facilities for worship, supply ceremonial vestments and procure rabbis to serve Jewish congregations.

Leaders of the association include Baron Edouard de Rothschild, Baron Robert de Rothschild, Andre Meyer of Lazard Freres, Rabbi S. Langer and Edmond and Alfred Weil. The association will have its main office in New York with branches throughout the country and in France. The certificate of incorporation filed by Emil Weitzner, lawyer for the group, says that the purpose of the association is to raise, provide and disburse funds.

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