Preliminary steps for the organization of a local committee to plan and take charge of the Twenty-ninth Biennial Convention of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and its affiliated organizations were started at a recent conference of leading reform Jews of that city. A meeting of the presidents of the various reform temples was held at the Columbian Club and plans were laid for the organization of a convention committee and program. Edwin B. Meissner, President of Temple Shaare Emeth, was chosen general chairman of the convention, with Aaron Waldheim and Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld, vice chairmen, Julius Glaser, treasurer, and Ben Shifrin, secretary.
An executive committee was formed which will be composed of the presidents of the Temples, of the Sisterhoods, the Men’s Temple Clubs, and also the President of the Council of Jewish Women. The officers of the convention will also be members of the executive committee.
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