NEW YORK (Oct. 6)
B’nai B’rith will honor Bernard M. Baruch at its 115th annual meeting in New York next month, it was announced here today. The 88-year-old financier and philanthropist will be cited for “his imprint on future generations” at a B’nai B’rith banquet saluting American youth November 17 at the Waldorf Astoria. Mr. Baruch will receive the B’nai B’rith President’s Medal from Philip M. Klutznick, head of the 400, 000-member organization.
The three-day annual meeting will begin the preceding day attended by representatives of B’nai B’rith’s 11 regional districts covering the United States, Canada and 33 other nations of the free world. The testimonial to Mr. Baruch will also formally inaugurate a metropolitan New York campaign to promote the organization’s multiple youth activities. B’nai B’rith sponsors a nationwide vocational counseling service; the largest Jewish teen-age youth movement in the world in its B’nai B’rith Youth Organizations, and the Hillel Foundations program of spiritual and cultural activities for Jewish college students on the campuses of 211 universities.