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Jews in Boston Establish Coordinating Committee for Defense Work

January 9, 1942
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Realizing the necessity for coordinated action of all Jewish groups in behalf of civilian defense, and in order to give all possible cooperation to the American war effort, over 50 leaders of important Jewish organizations decided at a meeting here to create a coordinating committee so that every Jew in the community may do his part in the present grave emergency, it was announced today.

The establishment of such a coordinating committee will give organizations the opportunity to exchange ideas, to stimulate one another to greater activity and to pool information as to the needs of the government, it was stated. The committee will not interfere in any way with the autonomy of any organization, but will serve only to coordinate the war effort of all.

Six hundred Greater Boston young people, representing about 150 Jewish groups, attended an all-day conference at the Hotel Bradford to learn how their organizations might support civilian defense work.

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