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American Jewish Congress to Hold March Session

December 20, 1928
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At the meeting of the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress held on Thursday evening, it was decided that the next session of delegates to the Congress be held for two days, beginning March 31, 1929. The city wherein the Congress session is to be held is to be announced later.

A resolution was also adopted providing that the election of delegates be held during a period of one month–from February 15th to March 15th. The delegates from each community are to be chosen at conferences of representatives of the various local organizations and societies. In communities wherein conditions make it practicable, delegates may be chosen by individual voting on part of the members of the community in keeping with the plan that was adopted in connection with the first election of 1917. The Congress is to be composed of 400 delegates, 300 to be appointed by the communities, and 100 to be chosen by national organizations, including the large fraternal orders.

At the session in March a program of work will be presented in behalf of the Special Committee on Plan and Scope which was recently appointed. The Chairman of this Committee is Major Julius I. Peyser of Washington, D. C., and the Vice-Chairmen are Judge Louis B. Brodsky and Israel N. Thurman.

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