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Jewish Congress to Consider Probelms Here and Abroad at Atlantic City

May 8, 1929
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The agenda of the American Jewish Congress session, which will be held at the Breakers Hotel, Atlantic City, May 19 and 20, was made public yesterday.

The agenda of the Congress will relate specifically to a discussion of the following questions: (1) The protection of the rights of the Jewish minorities abroad; (2) the persecution of Judaism and the Hebrew language in Russia; (3) present conditions of famine in Bessarabia and Lithuania; (4) progress of Jewish settlement in Palestine; (5) present situation with regard to immigration legislation; (6) discrimination in American universities and colleges; (7) manifestations of anti-Semitism in the fields of commerce and employment; (8) the question of the organization of Kehillahs throughout the country.

Dr. Stephen S. Wise, president, will present his biennial report.

Among those who will address the convention besides Dr. Wise are: Major Julius I. Peyser, chairman of the executive committee of the American Jewish Congress; Hon. Carl Sherman, chairman of the administrative committee; Hon. Louis I. Harris, chairman of the campaign committee; Max D. Steuer, noted criminal lawyer; Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Cleveland, Professor Jacob S. Joffee of the New Jersey State University, Professor Leo Wolman and Dr. Irving Fineman. Professor Joffee will speak on conditions in Lithuania; Dr. Fineman will review the situation of the Jewish students in Hungary and Roumania, and Professor Wolman will discuss economic conditions relating to Palestine.

A report prepared by Zevi Aberson, Director of the Geneva Bureau for the Council for the Rights of Jewish Minorities, will also be submitted. Bernard G. Richards, executive secretary of the Congress, will present the report of the executive committee covering the activities of the Congress for the past two years.

Germany and Mexico were chief contributors to the alien immigrant population of the United States in the period from July, 1928, to March of this year, it was stated on May 4, by the Commissioner General of Immigration, Ilarry E. Hull.

Total admissions in that period were 202,912, of which Germany furnished 39,268 and Mexico 31,653.

During the month of March 1929, 20,145 immigrant aliens were admitted to the United States. This is an increase of 2,891 over the previous month, but 6,125 less than for the corresponding month of a year ago.

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