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Governing Body of World Union to Meet at the Hague

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The Governing Body of the World Union for Progressive Judaism will hold its Summer meeting at The Hague on Monday, August 8th, preceded by a series of special Services and Meetings which are being organized by the Dutch Liberal Union in consultation with the World Union Executive.

These meetings are being arranged in substitution for the regular Biennial World Conference which, in view of the abnormal economic conditions, the Governing Body has decided not to summon this year. They will be open to all members of Progressive Congregations and groups, as well as to visitors interested in Progressive Judaism.


The first meeting will be held in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon, August 4th, under the chairmanship of Miss Montagu, and will be a Meeting for Parents to discuss “Religion in the Home and Religious Education.” A similar meeting will be held the following afternoon in The Hague.


The meetings will be attended by visitors from America, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Poland and Sweden.

In addition to a number of leading laymen, the following Rabbis are expected from America: Dr. W. Rosenau of Baltimore, Drs. Gerson B. Levi and Felix Levy of Chicago, Dr. Philip Bookstaber of Harrisburg, Rabbis S. J. Levinson and E. Trattner, Drs. Alexander Lyons, W. F. Rosenblum and S. S. Tedesche, of New York.

The German Delegation will include Dr. Leo Baeck, Dr. Lehmann, Rechtsanwalt Heinrich Stern and Herr Kleemann of Berlin, Dr. Vogelstein of Breslau, Dr. Seligmann and Dr. Ettlinger of Frankfurt, and Frau Dr. Goldstein, Rabbi Cohn of Leipzig, Dr. Norden of Elberfeld, and Dr. Wolf of Dresden.

The English Delegation will include the Hon. Lily H. Montagu, Dr. C. G. Montefiore, Dr. I. I. Mattuck, E. Turk and the Rev. M. L. Perlzweig.

Rabbi Levy of Paris and Dr. Ehrenpreis, Chief Rabbi of Stockholm, hope to be able to attend.

Delegations have been invited from the Young People’s Societies associated with Progressive Congregations, and arrangements are being made for such Delegations to meet separately for the discussion of their own affairs. Leaders of local Youth Groups who desire further information are asked to communicate immediately with the Hon. Sec. of the World Union.

Out of a battalion of 1,024 young men at the Citizens’ Military Training Camp at Plattsburg, Harry Levy of Syracuse, N. Y., a graduate of Central High School, has been chosen the best all-around-man of the group.

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