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ZOA Alters Structure; Parley Ends

July 3, 1935
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The thirty-eighth annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America concluded today, reelecting unanimously Morris Rothenberg to his fourth term as president. Louis Lipsky, the American member of the World Zionist Executive, was unanimously elected honorary president.

The convention voted a sweeping reorganization of the fundamental structure of the Zionist Organization of America, adjusting the administrative system in America to function along the same lines as the system of the World Zionist Executive.


The changes decided upon were adopted as an amendment to the Constitution. They provide:

1. That the executive authority of the Z.O.A. shall be vested in an executive committee consisting of the officers and seven additional members to be elected at the annual Zionist convention.

2. That the Executive shall be responsible to the administrative committee.

3. Each member of the Executive who is not an elected officer shall be in charge of a specific department to be assigned to him by the Executive in the same manner as the members of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization.

The Executive was elected, consisting of seven vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer and seven executive members with portfolio. The vice-presidents are: Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Chicago; Judge William M. Lewis of Philadelphia; Max Shulman of Chicago; Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver of Cleveland; Elihu D. Stone of Boston; Nathan Straus of New York and Harry Fredberg of Kansas City.


Morris Margolies was reelected secretary and Harry D. Fierst of Mount Vernon was elected treasurer.

The following are the members of the executive with portfolio:

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