KIAMESHA LAKE, N. Y. (Nov. 8)
The biennial national convention of the United Synagogue of America, the lay synagogue organization of the Conservative movement, opened here last night with some 1,600 delegates from 800 congregations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It will last five days.
Henry N. Rapaport of White Plains, N. Y., was elected the new president of the organization, succeeding George Maislen of Baldwin, L. I. Philip Greene of Jamaica, N. Y., was named treasurer; and Maxwell Kaye of Irvington, N. J., secretary.
The keynote address at the convention was delivered by Rabbi Israel Kazis of Newton, Mass., who scored the nation’s “youth rebellion” for what he described as its self-centered and selfish motivations.
Other speakers at the convention, which will continue through Thursday, included Lee C. White, Special Counsel to President Johnson, who brought greetings from the President; and Sheldon S. Cohen, United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue.