STRASBOURG (Jul. 14)
A program for the reorganization of the World Jewish Congress which provides for the establishment of an 11-member leadership group to serve as a sort of “cabinet,” was today presented to the WJC world executive which concludes its five-day meeting here tomorrow.
The program, which was presented by Dr. S. Levenberg of London to the 100 delegates from 30 countries, provides for a leadership group comprising: the president of the WJC, the vice-president, the chairman of the European, South American, Israel and North American branches of the executive, the chairmen of the political, organizational, cultural and budget committees as well as a secretary-general to be elected by the executive. The latter would have his office in Geneva.
The proposal also provides for the establishment of four permanent committees–political, cultural, organizational and budgetary. The seat of the political committee would be in London, that of the budgetary committee in New York, and that of the cultural committee either in Europe or Israel. The leadership group, which would help plan overall policy for the WJC in both the political and cultural fields, would meet every two months and on special occasions upon the request of the presidents of a number of members of the group.