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Communal Leaders Meet on 1972 Priorities

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More than 200 communal leaders and Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds executives from some 60 cities in the United States and Canada will attend the fall quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors of the CJF tomorrow through Sunday at the Waldorf Astoria, Max M. Fisher of Detroit, CJF president announced today. The agenda of the four-day conclave is designed to give lay and professional leaders of American and Canadian Jewish communities their first opportunity to preview and assess 1972 domestic, overseas and Israel needs and to develop guidelines for community action. Highlighting the sessions is the plenary forum of the Campaign Services Committee on Friday where participants will hear reports from three communal leaders projecting the agendas of priority and need confronting Federations at home, overseas, as well as Israel’s health, welfare and education needs.

Scheduled to address this group are Raymond Epstein of Chicago, CJF vice-president, a participant in the reconstituted Jewish Agency’s first Assembly in Jerusalem in June; Edward Sanders, campaign chairman of the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles; and Fisher. Other highlights of the quarterly meetings include a report by Irving Blum of Baltimore, on communal reaction to the report of the Task Force on Jewish Identity, and first-hand reports on the historic Assembly of the reconstituted Jewish Agency, as well as the Agency’s proceedings since then. Other sessions will deal with Federation relationships to Day Schools, public relations priorities for 1972, issues facing the smaller-sized cities, leadership development, urban affairs and public welfare, College Youth and Faculty programming and involvement, and community relations and the intermediate-sized cities.

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