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Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Calls off General Assembly

January 14, 1945
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Sidney Hollander, president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, announced today that in conformity with the request of War Mobilization Director James F. Byrnas, the 1945 General Assembly of the Council has been called off. The annual gathering of Jewish community leaders, representing 262 member agencies of the Council from all sections of the United States and Canada, was scheduled to be held February 9-12, at the Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati.

The Council’s Board of Directors will meet in Cincinnati February 9-11 and the major questions confronting organized Jewish communities will be considered and discussed. Plans are now being developed for each member agency to hold a local meeting for consideration of the matters discussed in Cincinnati. In this way, each locality will hold what is in effect a “General Assembly Day” as a substitute for the annual national gathering, Mr. Hollander said.

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