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“save Center” Drive Launched in St. Paul

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An intensive financial campaign to raise enough money to keep the Jewish Educational Center open is being planned in St. Paul.

At a special meeting of the board of the Jewish Educational Center of St. Paul, called to discuss the financial situation which has, during the past year, made keeping open the Center a considerable problem, plans to raise a fund to continue its activities during the coming year were speedily laud.

Commissioner Milton Rose of the St. Paul city department of finance, who headed the “Save the Center” drive last year, accepted the invitation of David Simon, president, and members of the board, to head a special committee to keep the Center from closing.

Dr. Philip Seaman, head of the Jewish Peoples Institute of Chicago, one of the largest and most efficient community centers in the United States, has been asked to come to St. Paul to survey the local situation. Leaders here wish to obtain his counsel as to the possibility of a larger and more diversified program and the methods that may be used in financing the institution.

Mr. Rosen emphasized the fact that the Jewish community of St. Paul was sure to respond to the appeal to keep the Center open, and immediately wrote a check for $500 to the Center to be used for payment on account to staff and faculty members of the Center, who have an accumulation of five and one-half month’s salary owing to them.

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