‘presidents Conference’ Requested to Act on Jews in U.S. S. R.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations was requested today by the American Zionist Council to convene a special meeting to discuss action on the situation of the Jews in the Soviet Union. A communication to this effect was released today by Rabbi Jerome Unger, executive director of the AZC. The communication, addressed to Rabbi Irving Miller, chairman of the Conference of Presidents, reads:

“The executive committee of the American Zionist Council at its meeting on October 17, 1963, unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Conference of Presidents, as the representative body of the major American Jewish organizations, to convene a special meeting without delay to deal with the urgent problem of Russian Jewry. At such a meeting, the American Zionist Council is prepared to make recommendations with regard to this most immediate and serious problem.”