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General Assembly of Federations and Welfare Fundswill Meet in January in Cleveland

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The 1943 General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds will be held at the Hotel Statler in Cleveland on January 16-17, rounding out a decade of Council service to local Jewish communities in the United States and Canada, it was announced here today.

In line with the policy adopted last year in Chicago, the 1943 General Assembly will consist of working sessions, with attendance limited to accredited delegates from the Council’s 224 member agenoies in 187 cities. National and overseas agencies will designate representatives to attend the Assembly as consultants. This kind of Assembly will permit a thorough discussion of the major problems facing Jewish federations and welfare funds.

“The 1943 Assembly looms as the most important meeting in the ten-year history of the Council, Jewish federations and welfare funds are today confronted on the one hand, with the need of assuming additional war-time local, national and overseas obligations, and on the other, with raising sufficient funds to meet their new needs in the face of the largest tax program in the history of the country,” the announcement said.

James Marshall of New York has been named chairman of the Assembly’s Program Committee. Other Committee members include: Max Block, Seattle; Sol Brachman. Fort Worth; Jerome N. Curtis; Cleveland; Dr. M. J. Karpf. Los Angeles; Albert H. Lieberman, Philadelphia; Julius Livingston, Tulsa; George Z. Medalie, New York; Donald Oberdorfer, Atlanta; Charles Rosenbloom, Pittsburgh; William Rosenwald, Greenwich, and Ben M. Selekman, Boston.

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