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J.D.C. Overseas Conference Opens with 200 Jewish Leaders from 26 Lands

October 24, 1961
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The growing movement toward bringing together all forces working in the fields of Jewish welfare and social service, for joint discussion and action, was stressed here today as the keynote of the 16th annual overseas conference of the Joint Distribution Committee. The keynote address was delivered by Charles Jordan, overseas director of the JDC.

For the second successive year, the JDC conference is being held jointly with the Assembly on European Jewish Community Services. Attending are more than 200 delegates from 26 countries in Europe, Africa and North and South America, as well as from Israel, Iran and India. Additionally, this year’s four-day conference will also be the scene of the first meeting of the newly organized International Council of Jewish Social and Welfare Services, Mr. Jordan said.

“The creation during the past few years of these truly international bodies, in each of which JDC is an active participant, gives us an ever-widening circle for concerted action,” Mr. Jordan declared.

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