IOBBInternational Organization for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
IOBBIndependent Order B'nai B'rith (est. 1843)
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On October 29, at the instigation of IOBB President Kraus, Baker met with the leaders of Jewish fraternal organizations and announced that he would allow them to "carry on welfare work in the camps to a certain extent," with the intention of "widen[ing] the more or less exclusive privilege that had up to then been accorded to the YMCA and the Knights of Columbus.
Fosdick further agreed to settle the JWB's dispute with the IOBB by effectively banning the B'nai B'rith from military camps.
Fosdick's letter put an end to the competition between the JWB and the IOBB, but it also indicated that, at least when compared to other Jewish organizations, the JWB had managed to make the leap to nonsectarian status.