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Klutznick Heads International Body for Institute of Contemporary Jewry

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Philip M. Klutznick, U.S. Ambassador on special assignment to the United Nations has assumed the chairmanship of an international committee to stimulate scientific studies of contemporary Jewish life throughout the world, it was announced by Eliahu Elath, president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who is currently visiting the United States.

This international committee of the Hebrew University’s Institute of Contemporary Jewry headed by Prof. Moshe Davis will maintain continuing relations with the Institute’s teaching, research and international extension programs, Dr. Elath said. “We have been greatly encouraged by the imaginative leadership assumed by Mr. Philip M. Klutznick, who was co-founder of the Institute in 1959 and who has now actively undertaken to extend its services to general and Jewish institutions of higher learning and to Jewish communities throughout the world,” Dr. Elath stated.

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