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Six Participating Groups of National Conference of Jewish Communal Service Federate

The six participating organizations of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service voted last night to federate themselves. The groups are the National Association of Jewish Community Organization Personnel, the National Association of Jewish Center Workers, the National Council for Jewish Education, the Association of Jewish Community Relations Workers, the National Association of Jewish Homes for the Aged and the National Association of Jewish Family, Children’s and Health Services. A constitution will be devised in upcoming months. The Conference, representing more than 2000 workers, is based in New York. The Conference, holding its 72nd annual meeting here, was addressed last night by Dr. George Wald of Harvard, a co-winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine and a critic of United States involvement in Southeast Asia.

The Conference had earlier passed a resolution declaring that involvement has “bitterly exasperated the already severe tensions” in the U.S. and has “deflected the country from a massive response to the desperate problems of our cities and cur poor.” Additional resolutions voiced solidarity with Soviet Jewry, condemned the treatment of Jews in Arab countries, and recommended a strengthening of President Nixon’s welfare reform bill. Irving Greenberg, executive director of the Jewish Counseling and Service Agency of Newark, N.J., was elected Conference president, succeeding Sanford Solender, executive vice president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.