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B’nai B’rith Hears Report on Forthcoming Jewish Education Assembly

July 13, 1962
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Details of the forthcoming World Assembly for Jewish Education, which will be held next month in Jerusalem with the participation of delegates from 33 countries, were given here today by Label A. Katz, president of B’nai B’rith, who is also co-chairman of the Conference of Jewish Organizations which is sponsoring the Assembly. COJO is a consultative body of 10 major Jewish organizations from five continents. Its chairman is Dr. Nahum Goldmann.

Addressing a regional convention of B’nai B’rith here, Mr. Katz reported that the six-day Assembly on Jewish education will be attended by 200 delegates, 100 alternates and 100 observers. The American delegation will be composed of 60 members and 30 alternates, about equally divided between educators and community leaders who are active in Jewish education affairs. The second largest delegation will be that of Israel with 30 members. Great Britain, France and Argentina will each have a 10-member delegation. The presidium of COJO has been allotted 20 delegates’ seats at the assembly and 60 others have been allocated to Jewish communities of 28 other nations.

Mr. Katz gold the 800 delegates representing B’nai B’rith units in the Midwest that COJO “has properly left the planning of the Assembly to leading Jewish educators here and abroad.” While each delegate participates “ad personum” and unrelated to any organization affiliation, the Assembly is “formidably bolstered by the participation of leaders from all areas of Jewish education, and notably by education leaders from the three branches of Judaism,” he stressed.

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