Report Deficit of $40,000 for Orphan Asylum

The Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum’s expenditures during the last fiscal year exceeded receipts by more than $40,000, it was reported yesterday by Judge Algeron I. Nova, president of the institution, at the fifty-sixth annual meeting of officers, trustees and members. The meeting was held at the orphanage, Ralph avenue and Dean street.

Income during the fiscal year, which ended November 30, totaled $416,018.22, while $456,980.29 was spent.

Judge Nova pointed out, however, that the deficit was largely due to non-recurring expenditures, such as repairs, which entailed a cost of about $25,000. He was reelected to the presidency in batloting which preceded the session.

Growth of the child placement bureau of the asylum was reported, with 712 children, 375 boys and 337 girls, currently under supervision.

Education of the wards was cared for to the extent of furnishing maintenance for boys and girls with the talent and aptitude for higher education in colleges and universities.

The child placement bureau, according to Judge Nova, placed eighty-nine children in foster homes during the period covered by his report.

The work of the women’s auxiliary, junior association, staff, officers and trustees was praised.

Other results of the elections were: vice-presidents, Nathaniel H. Lyons and Oscar A. Lewis; secretary, David W. Farber; treasurer, A. N. Bernstein; trustees (for terms of three years), David Harris, Municipal Court Justice Murray Hearn, Phoebus Kaplan, Simon Levy, Henry Nias, Samuel R. Parnes, I. Parshelsky, Samuel Salzman, A. L. Spitzer and Assemblyman Irwin Steingut; trustees (for one year), Mrs. Meier Steinbrink, Mrs. Max C. Meyer, Dr. Charles Shookhoff and Maurice Rosenfeld.

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