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Jewish Community Councils Formed in over 20 Cities in Seven Years

February 8, 1938
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Representative Jewish community councils to consider broad Jewish problems, create better understanding among Jews and help safeguard Jewish rights have been organized in more than 20 cities of the United States in Canada in the past seven years, it was announced today.

The councils, said Julian H. Krolik, chairman of a special committee on the subject, in a report made public by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, have concerned themselves with a large variety of Jewish problems, and the most impressive single fact in their sudden growth has been their “essential democracy.”

“They seem to have arisen,” he declared, “in response to the needs of the individual communities and almost entirely without stimulation by a national organization or by forceful personalities who concentrated their energies to further the movement.”

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