CASABLANCA, Morocco (Sep. 25)
A new governing board for this city’s Jewish community has been organized under the presidency of Dr. Benzaquen, a former minister of the Moroccan Government. The group is made up of both younger men and a number of professional and academic figures. A distinguished feature of the board is the number of new members who had been known previously to have broken formal contacts with Judaism.
Other board officers named included Duvid Amur, secretary-general of the Moroccan Jewish communities, who is vice-president. Jacob Banon, president of the outgoing committee, has been given a minor post. Max Loeb, another committee member, has just left Morocco to settle in Israel.
Col. Aboulhimes, governor of Casablanca, received the new committee this week.