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C.J.F.W.F. Forms Committee on Jewish Community Relations

January 20, 1953
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The Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds today announced the formation of a special committee authorized to work for full cooperation among all organizations engaged in community relations work. The establishment of such a committee was decided upon at the General Assembly of the C.J.F.W.F. which urged the American Jewish Committee and the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League to “rejoin the cooperative process which is the National Community Relations Advisory Council.”

In announcing the membership of the committee, Julian Freeman, C. J. F. W. F. president, called attention to the fact that communities have continued to maintain full local unity in their welfare funds and in their community relations councils, and that they are unanimous in their desire to see such full cooperation extended to national operations. Mr. Freeman stated that the N.C.R.A.C., the Anti-Defamation League, and the American Jewish Committee have been informed of the constitution of the committee, and that steps are going forward to carry out the charge given it.

The committee consists of Herbert R. Abeles, Newark; A.G. Ballenger, Chicago; Judge Maurice Bernon, Cleveland; Edwin Rosenberg, New York; Mendel Silberberg, Los Angeles; Michael A. Stavitsky, Newark; Bernard H. Trager, Bridgeport; and Edwin Wolf, Philadelphia. Mr. Freeman will serve as chairman.

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