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International Conference of Jewish Social Work Adopts Decisions of Welfare, Migration

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Important decisions on Jewish social work including the problem of migration, in various countries, were adopted here at the two-day International Conference of Jewish Social Work, attended by delegates from the United States, Europe and Israel. The Conference decided to establish a committee of migration experts for the intensification of its efforts and to cooperate with a committee to better utilize training resources in order to meet personnel needs.

Speakers at the conference included: Jacob Lestschinsky, Dr. M. Wischnitzer, Miss Reta L. Stein, of the Joint Distribution Committee, Mrs. A.P. Schoolman, of the Youth Aliyah, Maurice Eigen of the HIAS, Louis H. Sobel, former president of the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, Miss Biva Aronson, of the municipality of ##el Aviv, Rabbi L. Rothschild, of Switzerland, S. Lublin, of Paris, Albert Harris, of the HIAS and Robert Gamzon of France.

The conference also heard Moses Lukaczer report en J.D.C. activities, Dr. David Lvovitz on the work of the ORT, Dr. L. Wulman on “OSE,” and Curt Grossman on the World Jewish Congress’ welfare programs. Reports were also given by Dr. Carl Frankenstein of the Jewish National Council in Jerusalem, Mrs. A.M. Dushkin of Hadassah, Rabbi S, Gordon of the World Federation of Y.M.E.A., Mrs. Eleanor Barr of the National Council of Jewish Women, and George Rabinoff of the training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service who reported on overseas personnel needs. Dr. Dr. Joseph Beck, Louis H. Sobel and Harry Greenstein presided at the sessions.

The Conference adopted principles of organization adapted from those of the International Conference of Social Work, proposed by Dr. F. Ollendorff of Jerusalem. Louis Kraft and Louis H. Sobel, both of New York, were elected president and vice-president, respectively, and Dr. Ollendorff, honorary secretary. The organization will have offices in Kew York and in Israel and will publish an international information bulletin on Jewish social work.

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