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World Union Reports on Religious Conditions

March 29, 1929
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Reports on religious conditions in Poland, Palestine, Holland, Belgium, South Africa and Australia were presented to the sessions of the Governing body of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which met at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue here, to put into effect decisions arrived at by the World Union Conference held in Berlin last August.

In accordance with the decision of the Berlin Conference it was resolved to assist and encourage, by appropriate measures, the work of pioneers in those countries from which requests for help had been received. Dr. Israel Mattack presided. Speakers included Dr. Claude Montefiore, the Hon. Lily Montagu, Ernest Joseph, E. Turk, Heinrich Stern, the Rev. M. L. Perlzweig and B. L. Q. Henriques. R. S. Reuben of Bombay, reported on the progress of Liberal Judaism among the Bene Israel of India.

A committee consisting of Dr. Hoffman of Frankfurt, the Rev. M. L. Perlzweig of London, Roger Strauss of New York, and a French representative to be nominated by the Paris Union Liberale, was appointed to formulate plans for the co-ordination of the work of the Liberal Youth Organizations in all the countries represented in the World Union. It was decided to make a systematic survey of the liturgies in use among Reform and Liberal Jews, and a questionnaire drawn up by a committee in London under the chairmanship of Rabbi S. E. Starrels, was approved for circulation among constitutents of the Union.

Preliminary arrangements were made for the holding of the next World Union Conference in the Summer of 1930.

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