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43 Per Cent. Increase in Number of Jewish Families Requiring Relief in America.

A large increase in the number of Jewish families throughout the United States who have been forced by the economic depression in the course of the present year to apply to Jewish Welfare institutions for aid, is reported by the Bureau of Jewish Social Research here.

A sum of 1,432,897 dollars was expended on relief in the first six months of 1931 by Jewish charity groups, as against 1,028,894 dollars in the same period in 1930, representing an increase of 39.3 per cent. in expenditure, while the number of families subsidised has increased by 43.8 per cent.

The number of dependent children under the care of Jewish agencies in the United States continues to increase.