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Gold Mann Convokes Assembly of World Jewish Congress in Belgium

February 7, 1966
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The fifth plenary assembly of the World Jewish Congress will be held in Brussels from July 31 to August 9, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president, said today in a letter of invitation to more than 65 affiliated Jewish communities and organizations throughout the world.

Dr. Goldmann defined the purpose of the conclave as “to strengthen and revitalize the spiritual and cultural life of Jewish communities, and to secure and maintain the survival of the Jewish people.”

He said a special committee, named by the WJC governing council at a London meeting last December, worked on a new plan of representation for the Brussels meeting which reflects the major population changes in Jewish communities since the last WJC assembly. Delegations from Israel and France in particular will be substantially larger. United States representation also will be larger.

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