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Joint Defense Appeal to Hold First National Conference; 1,000 Jewish Leaders to Attend

The first national conference of the Joint Defense Appeal, which will be attended by more than 1,000 Jewish leaders from all parts of the country, will take place in St. Louis, it was announced today.

The conference, which will open on Jan. 4, will last three days and will be devoted to the theme of “Fighting Anti-Semitism on the American Front.” “It will seek to establish nation-wide participation in the work of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith in combatting anti-Semitism on the American scene,” says a statement issued today jointly by Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee and Henry Monsky, president of the B’nai B’rith. They hailed the St. Louis assembly as an effort to awaken national interest in the growing threat of anti-Semitism and the need to combat this danger on a nationwide scale.

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