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Jewish Federations to Formulate Policies for 1962 Communal Needs

Basic problems concerning American Jewish community life will be discussed by more than 1,000 representatives from Jewish communities at the four-day General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, according to the agenda made public here today. The Assembly will open on November 16 in Dallas, Texas.

The convocation will formulate policies to deal with the most comprehensive responsibilities, needs and problems, in the United States and abroad, confronting any group of American and Canadian Jewry. It will also discuss 1962 fund-raising requirements for various Jewish activities.

Keynote general sessions will deal with welfare, health and educational goals of America in the next decade and changes projected to meet new needs, the special responsibilities and revisions in store for the Jewish community, developments in Europe and Israel assessed by the overseas delegation of the Council in its first-hand study and consultations this past summer. The delegation held a series of 35 meetings with top officials in Israel, following conferences with leaders of Great Britain, France and other countries of Europe.

There will be a special session devoted to the personal recruitment and development of women’s leadership for campaign and community organization. Workshop sessions will be devoted to campaign techniques, personnel practices, local community responsibility for public welfare, independent campaigns and their relations with welfare funds, public relations and the responsibility of a federation for Jewish all-day schools and endowment funds.

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