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Poor choice to lead Conference

Poor choice to lead Conference

I was shocked to find out that NJJN congratulated Dianne Lob on being nominated to chair the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (Editorial, “Conference of Presidents names the right chair,” April 23).

I completely disagree with her selection. Lob is not a Zionist and should not have been selected for that position. She ran HIAS, a once-great organization that lost its way. As a 1949 immigrant to the U.S., I was helped by HIAS and returned that favor in subsequent years. But that is no longer the same organization. The word Hebrew no longer belongs in their name.

Michael Garkawe

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