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Jewish Welfare Board Announces $1,800,000 Budget for 1945, Well Re-elected President

The National Jewish Welfare Board will seek $1,800,000 in 1945 for service to the armed forces, the returned veterans and the Jewish Centers and Y’s of the country, it was announced here today following a meeting of the Board’s executive committee at the Vanderbilt Hotel at which Frank L. Weil was re-elected president of the organization for his sixth consecutive term.

The current budget of the Jewish Welfare Board will be about $300,000 higher than last year when the Board sought to raise $1,520,340. The annual meetings of the organization were suspended in 1941 for the duration and all governing powers vested in the executive committee.

Mr. Weil reported that there are 267 Jewish chaplains serving in the U. S. armed forces, 124 of whom are overseas. He read a letter from Major General. William E. Arnold, Chief of Chaplains, asking the JWB to provide 36 more Jewish chaplains to serve in overseas areas.