Chicago Names F.l. Sulzberger Charities Head
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Chicago Names F.l. Sulzberger Charities Head

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Frank L. Sulzberger was elected president of the Jewish Charities of Chicago for the current year at the first 1935 meeting of the board of directors of the federation. He succeeds Sol Kline, who is retiring from the presidency after serving in that office for three years. Mr. Kline retains his place as a member of the board.

Mr. Sulzberger is 47 years old, a native of Chicago, and has a background of civic and philanthropic activities fitting him admirably to lead the Jewish Charities, one of Chicago’s three largest social agencies.


He has been a director for the last eight years and served for many years as a director of the Jewish Home Finding Society. At the present time he is also a director of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, having served in this capacity since its formation, and of the Chicago Council of Social Agencies.

Through these various organizations, in all of which he has been active, Mr. Sulzberger has been in constant touch with philanthropic and social problems.


H. T. Spiesberger was elected vice-president to succeed Mr. Sulzberger. Rabbi Gerson B. Levi was elected secretary, replacing Louis M. Cahn, resigned, who was elected president of the Jewish Board of Education of Chicago last week.

Other officers chosen were James I. Becker, treasurer; B. Horwich, vice-president; Samuel A. Goldsmith, executive director, and Maxwell Abbell, assistant executive director.

At the annual meeting held at the Standard Club Sunday evening glowing tributes were paid to Mr. Kline, the retiring president. Leading the speakers was Governor Henry Horner. Jan Kubelik, famous violinist, made a special trip from Indiana in order to play.

A budget of $1,397,402 for 1935 was adopted by the directors. Of this amount the largest allotment, $500,434, will go to the Jewish Social Service Bureau.

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