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Jewish Welfare Board Adopts $1,520,340 Budget for 1945 Program

The sum of $1,520,340 for service during 1945 to Jews in the U.S. armed forces, returned Jewish veterans and Jewish youth at home, was voted here last night by the National Finance Council, the budgeting and allocating today of the National Jewish Welfare Board, following a two-day session at the Hotel Stevens, presided over by Frank L. Weil, JWB president.

Expansion of services accounted for an increase of $348,000 above the 1944 budget, Irving Edison of St. Louis, chairman of the council, explained. “Through 602 Army and Navy committees here and abroad, 263 Jewish Army and Navy chaplains, more than 300 field workers and 293 Jewish centers and Y’s, JWB service reaches soldiers and sailors in every part of the world,” he said. “It follows them into hospitals when they are wounded and continues into civilian life after they are discharged.”