When the Zionist Convention is held in Detroit next week, it will be called upon to pass a resolution requesting the Z. O. A. to pay off the $16,000 deficit of Young Judea.
Resolution to this effect was adopted today at closing session of Twentieth Anniversary Convention of Young Judea held here.
The convention also went on record as favoring teaching of Hebrew in American high schools and pledged itself to bring about inclusion of this language in the curriculum.
The convention voted to continue support for the Palestine scout movement by raising the same budget of $2,000 as last year.
The convention decided to organize senior groups for boys and girls over sixteen, declared a Twentieth Anniversary Week observance to be held some time around Chanukah, endorsed the Jewish Agency and declared against calendar reform.
The finals in the Judea oratorical contest were held and there were four contestants. Benjamin M. Kagan, seventeen, of Washington, Pa., won first prize, a free trip to Palestine, and second prize was taken by Harry Takiff, of Philadelphia, who gets a cash award. Mrs. Archibald Silverman presided.
The following were re-elected officers of National Young Judea: Nathan Straus, honorary president; Dr. Israel Goldstein, president; Mrs. Silverman, vice president, and S. J. Borowsky, executive chairman. Members of the National Executive Committee of Young Judea will henceforth be elected by regions.
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