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Young Israel Convention Criticizes Conservative Judaism

A resolution calling upon the 50,000 members of Young Israel not to attend Conservative synagogues for either religious services or social functions was introduced here at the 42nd annual convention of Young Israel.

After some discussion of the resolution, which also proposed that a public statement be made to the effect that spiritual leaders of Conservative Judaism “cannot be recognized by any Orthodox Jew as rabbis,” the 800 delegates decided to postpone action on the matter until the next meeting in New York City.

In a resolution on the Israeli scene, the delegates called on the Israel Government to enact legislation prohibiting the use of “material inducements” for missionary activities in the Jewish State. Meyer Weiner was elected national president of the organization, which has members in 70 synagogues throughout the country.