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Canadian Jewish Congress Gets New Charter from Government

The Canadian Jewish Congress, which was first organized in 1919 and re-organized in 1934, today announced that the Secretary of State for Canada has issued a charter to its officers constituting them as a corporate and political body. The purpose and objects of the Congress under the new charter are defined as follows:

1. To develop the highest standards of citizenship in the Jews of Canada by encouraging, carrying on and participating in activities of a national, patriotic, cultural and humanitarian nature; in the furtherance of the best interest of the country and of the Jewish people.

2. To act in matters affecting the status, rights and welfare of Canadian Jewry.

3. To investigate the causes of anti-Semitism and to devise means of abating its influences throughout the world generally and in Canada in particular; and to promote the growth of a spirit of toleration, understanding, and good will between all ethnic elements in Canada, and particularly between non-Jewish and Jewish citizens.

4. To study problems affecting the foregoing objects; and to conduct researches and encourage studies thereon, and publish periodicals, pamphlets and other literature and information on the work of the Canadian Jewish Congress in the furtherance of its objects.

5. To carry on and assist in efforts for the improvement of the social and economic and cultural conditions of Jewry, and the mitigation of their sufferings throughout the world and to co-operate with other agencies in rendering assistance and helping to rehabilitate Jewish immigrants and refugees.

6. To raise funds, to collect and receive monies and property, by contributions, subscriptions, gifts, legacies and grants for the objects of the Canadian Jewish Congress or for any special purpose it may determine or as may be directed by donors, consistent with its aforesaid objects.

The Jewish community of Canada yesterday a named a nationwide executive committee on fund-raising to ensure that the objective of the National Conference for Israel and Jewish Rehabilitation will be met. The national conference was set up by the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Zionist movement, the B’nai B’rith and local welfare funds across the country to help the relief and resettlement programs of the United Israel Appeal and the United Jewish Relief Agencies of the Congress.

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