International Council of Jewish Women to Meet in Jerusalem

Delegates from Jewish women’s groups in 15 countries will gather in Jerusalem March 31 for a week-long triennial convention of the International Council of Jewish Women, the organization announced here today, The council is composed of groups engaged in social work projects and in the promotion of human and civil rights.

A delegation of seven women, headed by Mrs Moise S. Cahn, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, will represent the American group at the international parley. Delegates will also come from Argentina. Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland. Uruguay and Israel.

Convention sessions will be held on the campus of the Hebrew University. This will be the organization’s seventh convention and its first in Israel. It was formed in 1912.

In the furtherance of its program of exchanging information on social service techniques and in promoting human rights and peace activities, the international council cooperates with national and international organizations dedicated to equal rights, implementation of the United Nations Bill of Rights and amelioration of the position of all women.

The opening session will be addressed by Israel President Itzhak Een Zvi, Foreign Minister Golda Meir and Mrs. Beba Idelson, member of Israel’s Parliament and head of the Working Women’s Council of Israel.

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