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More Jewish Youth Participation Sought by Conference Held in Geneva

Action to mobilize young European Jewish lay leaders for communal service was taken here for the first time today at a meeting of the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services. An ad hoc committee was formed, at a special session for young leaders, to involve European Jewish young people in what was called a new approach to problems of ensuring the continuity of Jewish communal life in Europe. The goal is the convening of a European round table conference in late 1967 on “Youth in the Living Community.”

Joseph H. Kanter, of Cincinnati, former chairman of the young leadership division of the United Jewish Appeal, described the American experience in developing a young Jewish leadership program. Delegates to the meeting decided to enlarge the Standing Conference from its present membership from 12 western European countries.