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Vital Role of American Jewish Press Stressed at Publishers’ Convention

The institution of an annual observance of American Jewish Press Week was voted this weekend by the American Jewish Press Association, which held its 20th annual convention here. More than 50 publishers and editors of the leading Jewish weeklies, published in this country in the English language, attended the parley. The purpose of American Jewish Press Week, according to the resolution adopted by the convention’s closing session, will be:

“To call the attention of the American Jewish community to the vital role played by the American Jewish press which provides not only news and information but also an important element in the cohesive force that binds together the various, disparate elements inside the community and, at the same time, reflects the American Jewish community’s vitality and dynamism.

“Through its own vigorous editorial and news policies, the American Jewish press, with the cooperation of the established news agencies, records the day-to-day history of American Jewry in particular and of world Jewry in general, serving all of Jewry as the communications bridge that links them through objective, detached yet comprehensive understanding of local, domestic and world events affecting the fate and well-being of Jews the world over,” the resolution said.

The association re-elected all of its officers. They are: President, Joseph G. Weisberg, of the Jewish Advocate, Boston; Vice-president: Leo Frisch of the American Jewish World, St. Paul-Minneapolis; Morris Janoff of the Jewish Standard, Jersey City, N. J.; and Al Golomb of the American Jewish Chronicle, Pittsburgh; Secretary, Jimmy Wisch of the Texas Jewish Post, Dallas-Fort Worth; and Treasurer, Milton Pinsky of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle, Columbus.

Elected to the executive board were: Julius Miller of the Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia; Joseph Cummins of the B’nai B’rith Messenger, Los Angeles; Eli Jacobs of the Buffalo Jewish Review, Buffalo; and Adolph Rosenberg of the Southern Israelite Newspaper and Magazine, Atlanta.

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