NEW YORK (Aug. 6)
Full membership privileges in all YMHA’s and Jewish Community Centers associated with the Jewish Welfare Board throughout the United States was extended this week to all men in service without regard to religious affiliation, it was announced here today.
The National Association of Jewish Center Workers, in cooperation with the J.W.B. Army and Navy Committee, worked out the free membership plan as part of the general program to provide for the recreational and religious needs of men in the service.
Field representatives of the Jewish Welfare Board sent into outlying communities to organize recreational programs for the soldiers will distribute the special guest cards to the men upon request. Three hundred and twenty-five Centers, YMHA’s and YWHA’s, are affiliated with the National Jewish Welfare Board, which also operates 24 soldiers’ centers throughout the country. The soldiers will be brought into direct contact with the community through their guest membership and will be free to engage in the regular Center activities conducted for the benefit of the members generally, the announcement said.