NEW YORK (Jul. 26)
Morris Abram will serve an additional six months as chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as a result of a recent decision to have the term of office correspond to the calendar year.
Chairpersons of the Conference of Presidents normally serve two terms. Abram was elected to his first term beginning July 1, 1986, and reelected to a second term beginning July 1, 1987.
He has been invited to extend his term to Dec. 31, 1988, in accordance with the decision reached last month by the conference’s Committee on Scope, headed by Rabbi Joseph Glaser.
Abram accepted the invitation. The former vice chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights is also currently chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.