Philadelphia (Nov. 19)
The board of directors of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, at a meeting here, voted unanimously to approve the expansion of its executive board to have its member agencies vote on the national advisory budgeting proposal at the next General Assembly which may be held in Detroit, (##) 8 to 11, 1946, it was announced today.
The board directed the Council to expand the work of its social planning department in order to advise and keep communities informed of important developments in Jewish health services, the care of the aged and chronically ill, case work and other needs. A review of community developments throughout the country revealed that over a fears of cities are engaged in developing new plants and programs, both on a local and international scal, for the care of the aged and the chronically ill, and that several are mising capital funds for these purposes. Advisory committees will be set up to asist the Council staff in the development of this social planning service.
The board reviewed capital fund campaigns being launched by national and over overseas agencies, and the need for coordinating and integrating these drives on a national and local level. In view of the plans for raising unprecedented sums for both local and overseas needs, the board authorized the appointment of a special committee to develop maximum cooperation between the Council, in behalf of its member communities, and the national and overseas agencies in planning and conducting fund raising.
Planning for services for the tuberculous was given special attention. The Board authorized a study to be made to bring up to date the survey of the national Jewish tuberculosis agencies and institutions which the Council made in 1938.