FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 20)
Improvement of current wartime services, development of welfare plans for the immediate post-war period, provision for returning Jewish veterans, regional community relations services, and development of adequate recreational and Jewish educational facilities were discussed by the executive committee of the Southwestern States Region of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, meeting here December 16-17. Representatives from eight cities participated.
A resolution was passed to approve the establishment of a regional community relations office with professional staff and financed by Jewish communities in the region. The resolution provides for a survey of the region’s needs on which the program for the coming year will be based. A detailed plan and program will be developed at its completion and presented to the Regional Conference to be held in March. National civic protective agencies were urged to refrain from opening any regional civic protective office pending culmination of these plans. A one-day institute on community relations was led by Isaac Franck, executive director of the Detroit Jewish Community Council.
A special committee was approved to study the region’s social services, with special attention being given to the programs of the New Orleans Jewish Children’s Home. B’nai B’rith Home for the Aged, and the Leo N. Levi Memorial Hospital. The current needs of the United Jewish Appeal were reported on by E. M. Solow and I. Edward Tonkon of Dallas. It was voted that every effort should be made to supplement current UJA allotments to meet increased needs.