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U.s Mizrachi Laborites Open Convention; Urge Convocation of Religious

A proposal for the convocation of a religious congress at which representatives to all American Jewish religious groups would attempt to end a wasteful duplication of effort, and form a unified program of religious activity was made here at the 28th annual convention of the Hapoel Hamizrachi of America by Chaim Chanowitz national director to the organization. Over 600 delegates are attending the four-day conference to the religious labor Zionist movement.

Mr. Chanowitz also called for Israeli and American groups to provide scholarships for American Jewish youths to attend the Hebrew University and Yeshivas in Israel. He reported that the organization had grown by 25 per cent since its last convention, also noting that 30 percent to all American youths who left to pioneer in Israel were trained by the organization. Yaacov Greenberg, member to the Israel Parliament, in a speech to the convention, predicted that the Hapoel Hamizrachi of Israel would increase its representation in the next Parliament.

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