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Dr. Prinz Withdraws from Re-nomination for Jewish Congress President

Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress for the past eight years, announced tonight he would not be a candidate for reelection when the organization’s national convention takes place later this month. He made the announcement as he was honored at a dinner in the Essex House attended by 500 Jewish community leaders.

Dr. Prinz, who is also chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he was stepping down from the Congress presidency “because it’s the American thing not to be president for more than eight years.” The American Jewish Congress will elect a new president at its national convention which starts on April 27.