Canadian Jewish Congress Opens Three-day National Parley

Representatives of Jewish organizations and committees from all parts of Canada are participating in the ninth plenary session of the Canadian Jewish Congress which opened here last night with reports on the organization’s activities and with impressions on Israel given by Saul Hays, executive director of the Congress, who recently returned from a visit to the Jewish state.

A review of the work of the organization presented to the delegates emphasized that in 1950 the Canadian Jewish Congress acted as an initiator, together with the Zionist organizations, the B’nai B’rith and the Council of Welfare Funds, in the creation of a national fund-raising conference for Israel and overseas. “A basis for structure for a continuing organization was created and there are high hopes amongst the leader in every field of Canadian Jewish life that Canadian Jewry will fulfill its responsibilities,” the review said.

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