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World Union of Progressive Judaism Urges Soviet Government to Permit Emigration

Dr. Bernard Bamberger of New York, former director of the Hebrew Union College, was elected president of the World Union of Progressive Judaism at the closing session of its 16th annual conference here today. Rabbi Bamberger succeeds Rabbi Jakob Shankman, of New York. The conference unanimously adopted resolutions calling for an end to discrimination against Jews in Eastern Europe and urging the Soviet government to permit those Jews who wish to go to Israel to emigrate. Another resolution appealed to the Israeli government to accord Reform and Liberal Judaism the same rights as the Orthodox.