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Cut in Subsidy Endangers Salonica Jewish Institutions

The Jewish institutions of Salonica find themselves in a very precarious situation as a result of a reduction of more than 40 percent in the annual subsidy granted by the Salonica municipality to the Jewish community of Salonica. The drastic cut is attributed to the municipality’s need for exercising economy.

The subvention this year to the Jewish community will be $89,310 compared with $136,500 last year. The grants allowed to six specific Jewish institutions last year totalling $18,850 have been entirely cancelled. The subsidy to 12 other Jewish institutions has been reduced from $6,500 to $650.

In view of the reduced subsidies the Jewish institutions will be compelled to restrict their services and dispense with some of their employes.