American Jewish Committee and American Jewish Congress merger near complete?

We are hearing whispers that the long-rumored absorption of the American Jewish Congress into the American Jewish Committee is just about a done deal, though neither side will confirm or deny the speculation.

“We haven’t got any comments on that,” said a spokesman for the American Jewish Committee.

The acting director of the American Jewish Congress, Marc Stern, had a similar no comment. “When and if there is something to report, JTA will know about it,” he said.

The Jerusalem Post reported in April that the two sides were looking at a situation where the Committee would absorb some of the staff of the Congress, which has seen its finances decimated by heavy losses in the Bernard Madoff scandal and by the recession.

But it is unclear at this point just how much of the Congress the Committee would be willing to take on.

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