Chicago (Jan. 31)
More than 700 members of the Jewish Charities of Chicago attended the annual meeting and dinner of the organization.
The estimated net budget requirements for 1933, James H. Becker, treasurer, reported, will be $1,605,413. This will leave a deficit of $330,413 after the estimated income of $1,275,000 is taken into consideration, he said. Total expenditures by organizations allied with the Jewish Charities and receiving help from it will amount to $1,013,550 in addition to the Jewish Charities budget, making total expenditures by Jewish institutions of Chicago for 1933 of $2,617,963.
Sol Kline, acting president, reported on the organization’s activities during 1932 and explained that a campaign to raise funds would be held in April and May of this year.
The sum of $1,888,031 spent by the Jewish Charities in 1932, Mr. Kline explained, was the largest sum ever expended by the organization in one year.
Samuel A. Goldsmith, executive director of the Jewish Charities, who has been devoting a great deal of his time and energies during the past two years in taking an important role in the money raising activities of Cook County for all of the charitable organizations, stressed the need for the Jews of Chicago to subscribe more money for the work of the Jewish Charities.
Leo F. Wormser, who acted as toastmaster, introduced the guest of honor, former Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, President of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies in New York, who emphasized the necessity for the retention of the Jewish spirit and its development. The Jewish Charities, he declared, is the common ground on which all Chicago Jews can meet to aid their own people.