NEW YORK (May. 18)
A plea for “partnership” between the American Jewish press and the national Jewish organizations “so as to reach the American Jewish Community through the best channel of communication we have for educating our people on the problems confronting us,” was voiced at the annual convention of the American Jewish Press Association, held at the Park Sheraton Hotel here. The association consists of 28 major Jewish weeklies published throughout the country.
The plea was voiced by Philip Klutznick, president of B’nai B’rith and head of the “Presidents’ Club” in an address at a luncheon given by the Association for leaders of national Jewish organizations. The editors and publishers attending the convention voted unanimously to effectuate this proposal at the earliest moment. The convention was also addressed by Boris Smolar, editor-in-chief, and Victor Bienstock, general manager of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Additional discussion dealing with advertising, circulation and editorial improvements were aimed at making it financially possible for the nation’s weekly Jewish newspapers to better serve the growing American Jewish community. The group also voted to change its name from the American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers to the American Jewish Press Association.
J.I. Fishbein of the Chicago “Sentinel” was named president for a second term. Other officers elected include Joseph Weisberg of the Boston “Jewish Advocate” as vice president and chairman of the executive board; Albert W. Golomb of the “American Jewish Outlook” of Pittsburgh, and Leo Frisch of the “American Jewish World” of Minneapolis, St. Paul as vice presidents; Adolf Rosenberg of the “Southern Israelite” of Atlanta as treasurer;and James Wisch of the “Texas Jewish Post” of Dallas-Fort Worth as secretary.