Leaders of Jewish Communities in Europe to Hold Assembly in Geneva

The third Assembly on European Jewish Community Services will be held, here November 4-6 under the auspices of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services and with the cooperation of the Joint Distribution Committee, it was announced-jointly here today by Astorre Mayer, chairman of the Standing Conference, and Charles Jordan, overseas director of the JDC.

Formerly held in conjunction with the JDC Country Directors Conference, the Community Services Assembly is being held separately this year with the JDC conference to be held November 1 and 2. Commenting on the decision to hold separate meetings this year, Mr. Jordan said:

“It marks a significant and encouraging new phase in postwar collaboration between the Joint and the European Jewish communities. It reflects the steadily growing initiative of the European Jewish communities themselves in the planning, operation and support of health, welfare and education services and gives added meaning to the traditional partnership between the Joint and the European Jewish communities in the common task of strengthening Jewish life in Europe.”

Mr. Mayer said that the Assembly discussions will be focused entirely on European Jewish community service programs, problems and future plans. It is expected, however, that special emphasis will be placed on the impact on Europe of the Algerian and other North African refugees.

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