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J. D. B. News Letter

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The work of the Charities is not limited to the local community. The local organization is affiliated with a number of national social agencies and lends material support to the work of the larger bodies, such as national orphanages, hospitals, immigration agencies, and other groups doing national welfare work. But the philanthropic work goes beyond the borders of this country, for this community contributes in large measure to relief work in Eastern Europe and to the Palestine funds.

Through the educational department, and with the aid of the Tri-CitySisterhood, the Jewish Community Office directs the Emanuel Sabbath school which serves the Jewish children of the tri-cities. The Office also concucts classes in Jewish history, bible study, and Hebrew for grown-ups. Through the Betty Adler Waterman Memorial Library, which now numbers over 650 volumes, the Jewish people are provided with books, largely of a Jewish nature, including volumes of religion, history. poetry, fiction and reference. The office receives a number of periodicals which are intended for public use. Open meetings are also arranged through this office and lecturers are invited to address the people on Jewish and general subjects.

Through the Tri-City Scribe, a fortnightly paper, the Jewish community is kept informed of what goes on in the local community and in the world outside, as far as the news affects Jewish life. The office supplements the synagogues in their religions work by arranging for the proper celebration of festivals.

The aim of the community social program is to create an harmonious and cooperative Jewish group. This end is achieved through the various activities that the Office helps to arrange for the different groups in the Tri-Cities. The children are kept closer together thruentertainments. The Jewish Youth Council helps to bring the youth together, through social functions in which the different individual clabs are invited to na###. The adult organizations are assigned in planning their programs.

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The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund