Biro-bidjan Jews Prepare for Meet
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Biro-bidjan Jews Prepare for Meet

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The right to send delegates to the first all-Bidjan congress, which is to open December 11, is being eagerly contested by most of the towns and districts of White Russia.

The purpose of the congress will be to elect a government for Biro-Bidjan, which is now under a provisional governing body.

At the same time, each town is collecting gifts for the workers and children of the Jewish territory of the Far East. The city council of Minsky voted to send to Biro-Bidjan various materials necessary for the railroad station there. The Thaelmann factory will send a transport of children’s shoes. The cement works of Crichev will send a carload of cement, while the department of education of Orsha has assembled school supplies for the elementary schools.

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