NEW YORK (May. 21)
The American Jewish Committee concluded its four-day annual meeting today with the reelection of Morris B. Abram as president of the organization. Bertram H. Gold, executive director of the Jewish Centers Association of Los Angeles, was chosen as executive director succeeding Dr. John Slawson, who is retiring after 24 years as executive head of the AJ Committee. Dr. Slawson has become executive vice-president emeritus.
At the concluding session, it was announced that the AJCommittee is establishing the first all-inclusive Jewish Oral History Collection, to”chronicle and preserve the rich and unique American Jewish experience of the last seven decades.” The Collection will eventually include thousands of tapes, with accompanying transcriptions, of interviews, speeches, reminiscences, conversations, poems, and sermons.
Mr. Gold, 51-year-old clinical psychologist and social worker, and native of Toronto, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Prior to his current position in Los Angeles, he was involved in Jewish community work in Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Newark, N.J. He has served on the faculties of Columbia University and of the Universities of Pittsburgh, Toronto, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and California in Berkeley.