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N.Y. Federation Plans to Build Nine Jewish Centers; Will Spend $8,000,000 on Expansion

Construction of nine new community centers, a new city-wide resident facility for young adults, eight new extension centers and modernization of five community centers now in existence at an estimated cost of $8,042,000 are planned for by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York under proposals contained in its $54,000,000 Building Fund Program.

This was announced today by Ralph E. Samuel, president of the Federation, who said that the Federation’s program to expand the existing chain of 22 Federation-affiliated community centers, neighborhood and settlement houses “will bring the community center right where it belongs–where the people live. Many areas in New York are either under-serviced or not served at all in the community center field.”