American Jewish Assembly Will Be Name of Group Succeeding American Jewish Conference
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American Jewish Assembly Will Be Name of Group Succeeding American Jewish Conference

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The name of the new permanent organization which will be established to succeed the American Jewish Conference will be the “American Jewish Assembly,” it was learned here today following a meeting of the interim committee of the Conference.

The meeting decided to set up a preparatory committee composed of 20 Jewish leaders, to carry out the decisions of the recent Chicago conference. The preparatory group is to submit a preliminary report to the Interim Committee of the American Jewish Conference by March 1, 1948.

The meeting agreed to appoint the following bodies: 1. a committee on elections which shall supervise the voting for delegates to the American Jewish Assembly; 2. a committee on national organizations which shall determine the eligibility and representation of these groups in the permanent body; 3. a committee on community relations which shall determine the eligibility of local communal bodies and supervise the election of delegates within the communities; 4. a committee on constitution which shall draft a constitution to be submitted to the first convention of the American Jewish Assembly; 5. a committee on ways and means which shall secure funds for the budget of the Preparatory Committee and to meet current expenditures of the American Jewish Conference.

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