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Eisenhower Greets International B’nai B’rith Youth Convention

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The contribution made by the B’nai B’rith youth organizations to the development of “able Americans” was lauded by President Eisenhower in a message to the 31st International Convention of the Aleph Zadik Aleph, which opened here today.

The 200 delegates of the B’nai B’rith organization of teen-age boys will meet for seven days to discuss Jewish contributions to world civilization, the meaning of Jewish traditions to Jewish youth in contemporary life, and other subjects of interest to American Jewish youth. The AZA has a membership of 12,400 in the United States and Canada. It maintains chapters also in Mexico, Israel, Britain and Australia.

President Eisenhower, in his message to the convention, said: “The long list of distinguished alumni of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization bears testimony to the value of its educational programs. I am sure your program has contributed to the development of these unusually able Americans and to the success and well-being of the many thousands of young people who form your alumni.” The President’s message also carried special greetings to AZA’s sister organization, B’nai B’rith Girls, which last week marked its 10th anniversary in a convention here.

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