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Convening of Pan-american Jewish Youth Conference is Urged at U.S. Youth Parley

The early convening of a “Pan-American Jewish Youth Conference” was proposed here today at the annual assembly of the National Jewish Youth Conference by Arnulf M. Pins, chairman of the Conference, which is sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The National Jewish Youth Conference, a permanent body representing 300 local Jewish youth and young adult councils, Mr. Pins declared, “should provide the basis for a world Jewish youth conference.” The 200 delegates from 63 communities in 20 states heard Mr. Pins recommend that U.S. Jewish youth map plans for participation in the 300th anniversary of the American Jewish community, which will be observed in 1954.

Other proposals outlined at today’s session called for exchange visits between American and Israel youths, scholarships for U.S. Jewish youths seeking to study and work in Israel, and establishment of closer relationships among youth groups the world over. Earlier, the assembly heard a proposal that U.S. Jewish youth organizations “adopt” newly-established agricultural settlement in Israel and undertake practical programs in behalf of their respective colonies.