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Yivo Annual Conference to Discuss Role of Jewish Communal Worker

The role of the Jewish communal worker in strengthening Jewish survival in this country will be one of the major topics to be discussed at the 41st annual conference of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, it was announced here today. The conference will open in New York on April 8, and will continue for four days.

A paper on “The Community Organization Worker — His Potential in the Quest for the Continuity of North American Jewry” will be presented by Professor B.W. Lappin of the University of Toronto. At the same session Professor Charles Liebman of Yeshiva University will speak on “A Theory of Jewish Political Liberalism.” Dr. Joseph Brandes of the American Jewish History Center will trace the development of “Jewish Immigrant Colonies in Rural New Jersey.”

The conference will open with a festive session in the Assembly Hall of Hunter College. The speakers will be Alexander M. Bickel, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale University, on “Mr. Justice Brandeis — on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Death”; and Professor K. Shmeruk of the Hebrew University, on “Polish Jewry in the Mirror of Soviet Yiddish Literature.” A highlight of the Conference will be the dinner in honor of Julius Borenstein, chairman of YIVO’s executive committee, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Elie Wiesel, the noted author, will participate in the program.

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