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

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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