NEW YORK (Sep. 20)
Plans to renew active participation in the program of the reactivated U.S.O. were outlined and adopted last night at the annual meeting of the Jewish Center Division Committee of the Jewish Welfare Board here. The basic aim of the plans is to elicit the active cooperation of volunteers and local committees in Jewish communities throughout the country in behalf of religious, morale, and welfare service for Jewish men and women in the American armed services.
The meeting also heard a progress report on the implementation of a statement of principles on Jewish Center purposes, adopted earlier this year by the Jewish Center movement. It was reported that in the eight regional sections of J.W.B. and in the Jewish Centers affiliated with the Board, efforts were generally under way to put the tenets of the statement into practice. A request made of the J.W.B. — that it assume sponsorship of the National Jewish Youth Conference — was approved by the Center Division Committee. The Youth Conference, at a week-long assembly early this month, had voted to become a permanent body.
The World Federation of YM-YWHA’s and Jewish Community Centers, of which the J.W.B. is the American member, met requests for service in the past year from youth-serving agencies in 23 countries, it was reported by Louis Kraft, secretary of the Federation. Such requests came from Canada, England, France, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Uruguay. Philip M. Klutznick of Chicago was named to his third term as head of the Center Division Committee.