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Week-long National Jewish Youth Conference Starts Today; 300 Groups Represented

Problems and needs of Jewish youth in the United States will be discussed at the week-long annual assembly of the National Jewish Youth Conference which begins tomorrow at Camp Wel-Met near here. The Conference, a nationwide youth body which represents more than 300 local, regional and national Jewish youth organizations, is sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The delegates will study youth programs of small, intermediate and large communities and map a program for the coming year. They will also adopt a constitution, formulate a statement of policy on social action and will participate in demonstration workshops in such fields as music, dance, drama and journalism. The major questions for discussion at the parley are:

1. The effects on American Jewish youth of such forces as the United Nations, world tensions, Korea, and America’s foreign and domestic policies.

2. The effects on American Jewish youth, and the Jewish community in general, of such forces as assimilation, nationalism, cultural pluralism, political and economic philosophies, and anti-Semitism.

3. The effect of the establishment of the State of Israel on the attitudes and activities of American Jewish youth.

4. The effect of such forces as the home, religious institutions, educational institutions, Jewish Community Centers and other community organizations on American Jewish youth and the Jewish community at large.

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