WZO to Negotiate with Reform

The World Zionist Organization Executive appointed a four-man committee yesterday to negotiate with the leaders of the Reform Movement on its affiliation with the WZO. The World Union of Progressive Judaism decided at its recent meeting in London to affiliate with the Zionist movement.

The committee will comprise Pinhas Sapir, WZO Executive chairman; Leon Dulzin, WZO treasurer; Avraham Shenker, head of the WZO organization and information department; and Moshe Krone. WZO Torah education department head. The committee will also negotiate with the leaders of the Conservative movement who have also expressed interest in joining the WZO.

The WZO Executive also memorialized Rabbi Max Nussbaum who died Saturday in Los Angeles. Dulzin said Rabbi Nussbaum had been prominent as a Zionist leader in pre-war Germany as well as later in the U.S. Dulzin said it was sad that Rabbi Nussbaum, who was also a Reform leader, should have died just as the Reform Movement was about to join with the Zionist movement.

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