American Jewish Congress, one of the oldest and historically powerful
organizations of the Jewish-American establishment, is temporarily
suspending its operations, sources told The Jerusalem Post Saturday.
Inside sources said
that the Jewish group, which was hit hard by
Bernie Madoff's Ponzie scheme, may merge with the American Jewish
Committee, which would mark the end of the 92-year-old organization's
time as an
Richard Gordon, President of
AJCongress, said that "we have the money in the bank, but cannot get to
it because of our constitution. We expect to have access to it in a
matter of weeks."
Regarding speculations on a merger with the American
Jewish Committee, he said "we're talking to the American Jewish
Committee time and again...where it leads, I don't know."