47 Jewish Leaders, Representing All Groups, to Meet with Pope Today

Forty-seven leading Jews, representing all groups and denominations in American Jewry, have been invited to join Protestants, Orthodox Christians and Catholics who will meet with Pope Paul VI tomorrow, it was announced here today by the Papal Visit News Center. The meeting was described in the official announcement as one of “representatives of religious groups working in relation to the United Nations” who will thus “dramatically symbolize the mutual concerns of religion for world peace.”

Spokesmen for the three groups will be Philip M. Klutznick, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, who is a member of the cabinet of the Jewish Center for the United Nations; Andrew E. Cordier, for many years the executive assistant to the late U. N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, who will speak for the Protestant-Orthodox group; and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Timothy J. Flynn, representative of the Roman Catholic Center.

The list of Jewish representatives invited to meet the pontiff, as issued by the Papal Visit News Center, consisted of the following:

Jack N. Berkman, national chairman, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Milton Freund, president of the Jewish Center; Rabbi David B. Kahane, of the Jewish Center; Rabbi Philip Hiat, director of the Center; Rabbi Max Nussbaum, president of the American Zionist Council; Edward M.M. Warburg, national chairman, Joint Distribution Committee; Dr. William Wexler, president, B’nai B’rith International; Rabbi Seymour J. Cohen, president, Synagogue Council of America; Rabbi Max Schenk, president, New York Board of Rabbis; Mrs. Joseph Willen, president, National Council of Jewish Women.

Also, Rabbi David DeSola Pool, Orthodox advisor, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Rabbi Harry Halpern, Conservative advisor, and Rabbi Solomon Freehof, Reform advisor; Alexander Hassen, Joseph Mailman, and Ralph Friedman, all members of the cabinet, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Rabbi Nelson Gleuck, president, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion; Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath, president, Union of American Hebrew Congregations; George Maislen, president, United Synagogue of America; Moses I. Feuerstein, president, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; Rabbi Israel Miller, president, Rabbinical Council of America; Rabbi Max J. Routtenberg, president, Rabbinical Assembly; Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein, president, Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Also, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, chairman, Conference of Presidents of Jewish Organizations; Samuel Bronfman, chairman, Western Hemisphere executive, World Jewish Congress; Aaron Goldman, national chairman, National Community Relations Advisory Council; Rabbi Isaac Lewin, chairman, American section, Agudath Israel World Organization; Abraham Goodman, chairman of the board, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Herman Fiedelbaum, Albert Kanter, Arthur Belfer, all vice-presidents, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Moses Kooperstein, treasurer, Jewish Center; Morton M. Berger and Jerome Meyerowitz, secretaries, Jewish Center for the United Nations; David H. Ullman, Charles Fergang, and Morris Lipsett, members of the cabinet, Jewish Center; Marcel Franco, Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations.

Also, Morris B. Abram, president, American Jewish Committee; Jacob Blaustein, cabinet, Jewish Center for the United Nations; Rabbi Samuel Belkin, president, Yeshiva-University; Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, American Jewish Committee; and Stanley Kreutser, O. Roy Chalk, Howard Samuels, and David Danzig, all members of the cabinet, Jewish Center for the United Nations.

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