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Reform Temples Launch Drive to Win over Unaffiliated Jews

A drive aimed at winning unaffiliated Jews to the Reform branch of Judaism will be undertaken by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Reform group announced here today.

The program, under the joint auspices of the Union, the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues, will start with a four-day preaching mission at Tremont Temple in the Bronx on September 23 and will include talks by prominent Reform rabbis and question and answer periods.

In announcing the program, Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, president of the Union and one of the speakers at the opening rally, estimated that there were 2,500,000 unaffiliated Jews in this country, out of a total American Jewish population of nearly 6,000,000.