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American Jewish Committee Opens Three-day Annual Meeting Today in New York

January 16, 1948
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Many important problems affecting Jewish life in the United States, Europe and Palestine will be discussed at the three-day annual meeting of the American Jewish committee which will open tomorrow at the Hotel commodore, with several hundred community leaders from 33 chapters of the organization in various parts of the country to attendance.

Gen. Omar N. Bradley, recently designated as Army Chief of Staff, and Attorney General Tom C. Clark will be among the principal speakers who will discuss the status of civil rights la America. Other speakers will include Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee; Jacob Blaustein, chairman of the A.J.C. executive committee; Herbert H, Lehman, Federal Judge Phillip Forman and James B. Carey, secretary-treasurer of the C.I.O.; Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the American Jewish Committee, will outline the prospective for 1948.

Discussion meetings tomorrow will deal with problems of inter-organizational relations within local communities; religion and education; discrimination in housing, education and employment; immigration of displaced persons and American Jewish Committee organization and activities. The findings of these discussion meetings will be presented to the annual meeting body on Sunday morning.

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the great 1848 immigration to the United States of European religious and political persecutes, who have contributed greatly to American civilization, Dr. Jacob Marcus vice-president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, will speak on “Jews in the American Pattern.” A discussion on “The Palestine Situation Today,” will be led by executive committee vice-chairman Alan M. Stroock.

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