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SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
charge their duties in the spirit in which he, as the founder of their Society, had acted throughout his honoured career. In Corfu, the Anglo-Jewish Association lost a faithful coadjutor. Signor Giuseppe E. Levi, Chief Rabbi of the Corfu Community, died during the past winter, much lamented as the earnest and constant promoter of sound education and useful knowledge.
At the beginning of the Session 1886-87, the Council unanimously elected to the office of President Sir Julian Goldsmid, Bart., M.P., who on many previous occasions had shown his ardour to serve with his distinguished qualities the cause of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
At the January Meeting the Council resolved to send Delegates to the Board of Deputies with the object of presenting a congratulatory address to Her Majesty the Queen on the completion of the fiftieth year of her reign. Sir Julian Goldsmid, Bart., M.P., Mr. Leopold Schloss, and Mr. Arthur Sebag Montefiore were appointed to represent the Anglo-Jewish Association in this joint action with the Board of Deputies. Her Majesty having graciously signified her consent to receive a deputation from the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association, Sir Julian Goldsmid, Bart., M.P., and Mr. Arthur Cohen, Q.C., M.P., attended at Windsor Castle on the 27th June, and had the honour of presenting the address.
As in former years, the Council can refer with profound satisfaction to the beneficial interchange of communications which have passed between this Association and the Board of Deputies, the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the Alliance in Vienna, and the heads of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
An important movement undertaken this year for the first time in the history of the Anglo-Jewish Association has procured for this institution the recognition of a large number of supporters of education. In consequence of the increased claims upon the resources of the Association, the accounts of the institution showed a deficit, which threatened to be annual, of at least £1,000; and the Council, therefore, de-
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