Sundheim to Head Philadelphia $1,500,000 Jewish Drive
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Sundheim to Head Philadelphia $1,500,000 Jewish Drive

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Harry G. Sundheim, a director of the Federation of Jewish Charities, and a leader in cultural and philanthropic endeavor, will head the forthcoming annual maintenance campaign of the Federation of Jewish Charities, according to an announcement made by Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the Federation.

Organized originally in 1901 and then reorganized and enlarged in 1918 the Federation of Jewish Charities is the parent body of all local Jewish philanthropy provided for every need and emergency. To carry out its program the Federation spends approximately $1,500,000 annually on the maintenance of its various institutions. Though it is a Jewish philanthropic agency a considerable portion of its activity, especially in its medical institutions and at its health centers, is carried on without regard to race, creed, or color. Louis Wolf, Judge Horace Stern and Justin P. Allman are the honorary presidents of the Federation with Mr. Rosenwald, president. Dr. Jacob Billikopf is executive director of the Federation.

The campaign this year will be launched officially with a community dinner on Sunday evening, January 4th.

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