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Jewish Social Service in Canada Expands; Budgest Has Aid from Government

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A widening of the scope of activities and an increase of over $41,000, in its annual income are the two outstanding features noted in the eleventh annual report of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Montreal and its constituent societies, which has just been issued.

In his presidential report, A. Leaser points out that the income this year was $241,756.63 as compared to $199,992.61 in the previous year. This amount not only covered the expenditure of $237,791.54 for the year 1927 but was also sufficient to wipe off a deficit of over $3,600, from the year 1926.

Two contributions from the Provincial Government did much to help Federation. One contribution of $5,000, was given toward the care of Jewish unfortunate and underprivileged, and another grant of $50,000. was donated towards the new $150,000, building of the Montreal Hebrew Old People’s and Sheltering Home, which will shortly be ready for occupancy.