Publishers of English-jewish Newspapers Open Two Day Parley in N. Y.

Publishers of the leading English-Jewish weeklies of the United States began today an all-day business session at the Overseas Press Club as the first event of the two day annual convention of the American Jewish Press Association. Joseph G. Weisberg, editor of the Boston Jewish Advocate and president of the association, presided.

Later today, the 30 publishers were guests of the board of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency at a reception at the JTA international headquarters here. They were received by Abraham Goodman of New York, communal leader and treasurer of the JTA.

Business sessions will be resumed tomorrow morning at the Overseas Press Club, which will be followed by a luncheon honoring the JTA. The luncheon also will mark the official launching of the first annual observance of American Jewish Press week. The week-long observance will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the press association.

A symposium on the role and future of the American Jewish press will be held at the luncheon for the 30 newspaper executives. Election of officers for the coming year will take place at the final business session tomorrow.

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