NEW YORK (Nov. 19)
Dr. Israel Goldstein was tonight elected president of the American Jewish Congress at the biennial convention of the organization. Shad Polier was elected chairman of the executive committee and Rabbi Morton Berman, chairman of the administrative committee.
In accepting the presidency, Dr. Goldstein declared that the American Jewish Congress will devote its energies “to make the American Jewish community conscious of its role in Jewish survival, to tie in the American Jewish community with the Jewish people the world over, to mobilize American Jewry for the strengthening of the State of Israel so as to enable it to carry out the historic task ‘of ingathering of the exiles,’ to make American Jews strong spiritually and culturally, to ensure an American climate of freedom and democracy in which every racial group can strike deep roots. “