Westchester Calls Youth Conference
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Westchester Calls Youth Conference

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A special committee of ten named by twenty-four youth organizations to formulate plans for a Central Youth Conference today called for an awakening by all Jewish young men and women to problems of the day.

A report to be submitted by the committee at a youth mass meeting Sunday night in the Young Men’s Hebrew Association will urge peaceful combat of any forces seeking to destroy our “true worth and service to mankind.”

Samuel B. Kaufman, executive director of the Y. M. H. A., is acting as senior advisor to the Conference which will represent nearly 500 Jewish boys and girls from sixteen years of age to twenty-three.

The conference will be the first of its kind ever organized in Westchester County.

The group’s chief recommendation reads as follows:

“The objects of the assembly shall be to sponsor and promote such activities as would awaken and strengthen our Jewish consciousness, enhance the economic welfare and opportunities for Jewish youth, inform Jewish youth as to the status of Jews under historic, existing and varying forms of political governments and structure.”

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