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Inter-university Jewish Federation Meets

January 14, 1929
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The Inter-University Jewish Federation, which comprises 13 university societies of Jewish students, and exists to encourage Jewish students to meet together and maintain the Jewish spirit and traditions, and to prepare Jewish students for communal work held its tenth annual conference here.

H. Harris, of London, presided over the Council meetings, at which, on the suggestion of Sir Robert Waley Cohen, the retiring president, it was decided to form a Social Sub-Committee. Sir Robert wrote: “I realize the high ideals by which the members of your Federation are actuated, and the anxiety of your members to take a larger part themselves in serving the community. In thus stimulating the interest of the young men and women as they pass into, and out of, the university, both in reading Jewish history and in trying to take their part in all Jewish activities, the Federation is playing a most valuable part, and as your work becomes more active and better known, I am sure it will receive an ever-growing measure of support from the great body of Anglo-Jewry.”

The new Social Service Committee will work in conjunction with the United Synagogue Welfare Committee of B’nai Brith in providing voluntary workers for boys’ and girls’ clubs, charitable institutions, and school care and after-care committees, and will provide free religious services during the High Festivals.

J. Stone, the foreign secretary of the Federation, reported a continuance in the deplorable conditions under which Jewish students have to work in many foreign universities.

During the last six months, Mr. Stone has been co-operating with the (Continued on Page 4)

N. U. S., the Confederation International d’Etudiants and the International Students Service in an attempt to end this deplorable state of affairs, and at its lost conference the C. I. E. passed a resolution reminding its constituent members that it was their duty to proomte religious and racial tolerance in the universities. Despite this, the position remains highly critical.

The Council voted £350 to the Jerusalem University Students’ Hostel and £10 to the relief of Jewish immigrant students in Paris-students who have left countries where conditions are bad. Delegates were appointed to take part in the conference of the World Union of Jewish Students in Paris next week, and it was decided to invite the World Union of Jewish Students to hold its International Summer School in England next summer.

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