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Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly Opens Tomorrow in Toronto

More than 800 delegates and observers from all parts of Canada are expected to attend the 17th plenary assembly of the Canadian Jewish Congress June 15-18. The assembly will survey the Jewish communal situation in Canada and abroad during the three years since the prior assembly.

Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau will address a farewell dinner June 16 to Sol Kanee of Winnipeg who is stepping down as president. Saul Hayes, executive vice-president, who has served the CJC for more than 30 years, will retire.

CJC officials said various panels and workshops will cover the entire gamut of Jewish communal life, including the smaller Jewish centers, problems of Jewish education, Israel’s public image in Canada, the relationship between diaspora Jewry and Israel, Canada’s policy in relation to Israel and related issues.

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