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Young Israel Convention Opens; Will Discuss Methods to Fight Assimilation Among Jews

The 36th annual convention of the National Council of Young Israel opened here today with approximately 1,000 delegates from all sections of the country attending. The four-day convention will deal with problems concerning youth activities, boy scouts, veterans aid, employment, education, overseas relief and Palestine. The central theme of the convention is a program for fighting religious indifference and assimilation.