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Seventeen U.S. Delegates Named to Conference on Progressive Judaism

May 15, 1928
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The American delegation to the conference of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, to be held in Berlin in August, was announced by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Seventeen delegates, representing the Union and its constitnent bodies, the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, will attend the conference.

The members of the delegation are Mrs. J. Walter Freiberg, Cincinnati, Ohio; Henry Oppenheimer, Baltimore, Md.; A. Leo Weil, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Julius I. Peyser, Washington, D. C.; N. Henry Beckman, Cincinnati, Ohio; Isaac W. Bernheim, Louisville, Ky.; Isaac W. Frank, Pittsburg, Pa.; Dr. D. Wolfstein, Cincinnati, Ohio; Milford Stern, Detroit, Mich.; Leslie V. Marks, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Alexander Kohut, New York; Mrs. Isaac Bauer, Hartford, Conn;. Mrs. Abram Simon, Washington, D. C.; I. Weil, Montgomery, Ala.; Maurice J. Freiberg, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Edgar M. Cahn, New Orleans, La.; Nathan J. Richman, New York.

Ludwig Vogelstein, chairman of the Executive Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, represented American Reform Jewry at a meeting of the governing board of the World Union for Progressive Judaism held at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London. Rabbi Israel Mattuck presided, and the delegates included Claude G. Montefiore, president; Lily H. Montagu, secretary; Mr. Heinrich Stern and Rabbi Vogelstein of Germany; Rabbi Germanin Levy, of Paris, Mr. D.Reuben, India; and Dr. Sali Levy of Mainz, who attended as a visitor.

Representatives from the various countries gave accounts of the progress in Liberal Judaism, and reports were also received on conditions in Poland, Australia, South Africa, Belgium and Palestine.

Mr. Vogelstein reported that in American the third generation of Liberal Jews are manifesting sincere devotion to the progressive ideals. The German delegates declared in Germany an added interest in the synagugue services is expected from the publication of the new liberal prayerbook with a new translation of the Hebrew prayers; and in France. Rabbi Levy has produced a new prayerbook which is stimulating the interest of his growing congregations in England, it was reported the Liberal Jewish movement is growing ## in the number of its adherences.

Reports from other countries showed a need for Liberal Judaism for increasing numbers of young men and women. The policy of the World Union with regard to work in these countries will come before the next Conference, which will be held in Berlin in August.

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