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Governor General of Canada Addresses Canadian Jewish Congress Parley

June 22, 1962
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The 13th plenary session of the Canadian Jewish Congress opened here tonight with some 700 delegates from all parts of Canada attending. The opening session was addressed by Canadian Governor General Georges P. Vanier and Samuel Bronfman, CJC president.

The convention will discuss tomorrow the impact and the role of the Jewish day schools in Canada, the relationships between congregational and community-sponsored schools, the place of Israel as part of Jewish school curricula and the effectiveness of teacher training in Canada. A closed session will be held tomorrow on community relations problems.

Today, Edward E. Barkoff, chairman of the CJC National Committee on Community Services and vice-president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, warned that multiple appeals were mushrooming through out the Canadian Jewish community. He also charged that many services were not catering to the well-being of the entire community in the case of various hospitals, family agencies and other services.

Rabbi S. M. Zambrowsky, chairman of the CJC Religious Welfare Committee, called for the formation of all embracing rabbinical and synagogue associations in major Canadian Jewish communities. He noted, however, that the Jewish community was not monolithic and that it was not the intention of such associations to introduce uniformity in Jewish life. He said that within such organizations there is room for diversity leading to unity of action and singleness of purpose.

(The Governor General and Mr. Bronfman had not yet delivered their addresses at the convention by the time the Bulletin went to press.)

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