Resolution of Executive Board, June 1917 on American Jewish Congress

"Since the first call for an American Jewish Congress was issued, there have been momentous changes in public affairs at home and abroad. Russia has become a Democracy, and our own country has entered upon a great and just war. Until that contest is over, and settled in the interest of Liberty, Justice and Freedom for all peoples, the holding of any Congress in this country to debate, or determine like questions, in the interest of any particular group of people, would, in our judgment, be unwise and useless.

We are therefore opposed to the holding of any Jewish Congress until the war is over. For these reasons we decline the invitation to send delegates to the proposed Jewish Congress, a end withdraw from any participation therein, if it should be held."

Vol. IX, p. 8212