Jewish Welfare Board Adopts 1949 Budget of $1,500,000: Deficit This Year Predicted

A each deficit for the National Jewish Welfare Board was forecast here over the week-end for 1948 at a report of the organization’s National Finance Council. At the same time a budget of $1,491,955 for 1948 was adopted.

Up to Nov. 1, it was revealed, the J.W.B. received each contributions from 451 communities totalling. $832,967, as compared with this year’s fund-raising goal of $1,324,900. Income from affiliated organizations, trust funds and miscellaneous sources reached $65,000. An additional $268,000 is expected to be received before the end of 1948, but would still leave the J.W.B. with a deficit, it was noted.

Frank L. Weil, president of the J.W.B., addressing the 76 community leaders from all sections of the U.S. participating in the parley, outlined the Board’s 1949 financial needs in the light of the organization’s increased responsibilities to Jewish personnel in the armed forces and veterans hospitals and the 500,000 members of 321 J.W.B.-affiliated Jewish community centers and YM-YWHA’s.

Robert S. Adler, Chicago civic leader, was elected chairman of the National Finance Council. The meeting is the Council’s sixth annual parley.

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