National Jewish Chest is Planned for American Jewry

Jewish phila-thropies of America will be supported in the future through a gigantic national “chest” raised through out the country by local Federations of Jewish Charities on the basis of budgets presented by each organization. Preliminary plans and investigations for this undertaking are now under way as a result of the resolution adopted by the National Conference of Jewish Social Service held in Toronto.

Samuel A. Goldsmith, Director of the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, will have charge of the preliminary investigation, the object of which will be to establish a service that will secure authoritative data on the national organizations in America and foreign organizations making appeals in this country.

About $25,000,000 was spent by the Jews of America last year for philanthropic and charitable endeavors, according to Mr. Goldsmith’s report. Of this sum, $12,250,000 was raised for local charitable organizations, $2,250,000 of which was used for the financing of national work and another $12,000,000 was spent for foreign constructive relief work.

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