Abraham Moss Elected President of Board of Deputies of British Jews

Alderman Abraham Moss, a former Lord Mayer of Manchester and an active leader in the communal affairs of British Jewry, was today elected president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He succeeds Sir Barnett Janner, Labor Minister of Parliament, who held the post for the past nine years.

Alderman Moss, who is 64, has given a lifetime of service to Jewish welfare work and Jewish education. He has been vice-president of the Board of Deputies for two terms and a member for the past 40 years. While not affiliated with the Zionist movement, Alderman Moss is utterly devoted to Israel and connected with the Jewish State in many personal and public ways.

No change of policy is expected in the Board of Deputies with the election of the new president. Alderman Moss, like Sir Barnett Janner, is in favor of cooperation with international Jewish bodies but without getting too closely identified. It is, therefore, not expected that under the new president, the Board will join the World Jewish Congress or evolve any other radical policy.

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