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American Fund for Palestinian Institutions Announces $500,000 Budget for 1945

The American Fund for Palestinian Institutions will seek to raise $500,000 in 1945 to meet essential needs of 69 beneficiaries, it was announced here today by Lt. Edward A. Norman, president, who recently returned to this country from Europe, after having served with the Third Army. Lt. Norman reported that the American Fund raised in 1944 about $360,000, with overhead expenses of eight percent. Of this amount, $235,000 was distributed to 52 beneficiaries during the past year.

Because of the inclusion of many Palestine Yeshivoth in the program, the Board of Directors, at its annual meeting, elected the following additional orthodox leaders: Dr. Leo Jung, Mr. Max Stern. Commissioner William B. Herlands, and Rabbi Fliczer Silver of Cincinnati as honorary chairman of the Advisory Council of Orthodox Leaders. The American Fund also established a Canadian Advisory Board, chairman of which is Mr. Edward E. Gelber of Toronto, at the fifth annual meeting of the Fund. The following officers were re-elected. Lt. Edward A. Norman, president; Judge Louis E. Lovinthal, vice-president, Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, treasurer, Alan M. Stroock, secretary.

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