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Jews in Singapore Form Welfare Board; First in Existence of Their Community

For the first time in the history of the Singapore Jewish community a Jewish Welfare Board has been formed here.

The aims of the Board are to promote and encourage communal activity, supervise charity trusts and raise and administer donations for communal activities. The 2,000-member community, which is 90 percent Sephardic, numbers about 400 persons who receive assistance from the community. There are two synagogues in the colony, both about half-a-century old, and one Talmud Torah. Some 20 youths migrated to Israel since the end of World War II.