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Jewish Leaders from New England and New York State Discuss Needs of European Jewry

More than 300 representatives of Jewish communities in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and upstate New York met here today at the first annual North-East Regional Conference of the Joint Distribution Committee to discuss the situation of European Jewry and the assistance it requires from the Jewish communities in the United States.

Mr. George Alpert of Boston, vice-chairman of the JDC national council and chairman of the North-East region, who was the principal speaker, pointed out that during the coming winter months the JDC will be called upon to exceed even its present flow of relief, which has totalled more than $50,000,000 this year. Judge David Diamond of Buffalo presided at the all-day meeting, which re-elected Mr. Alpert.