National Jewish Welfare Board’s Executive Committee Adopts 1951 Budget of $2,000,000

A 1951 budget of $2,049,922 for the National Jewish Welfare Board was recommended here by the JWB’s national finance council at the closing session of its seventh annual conference, and was adopted by the J.W.B. executive committee at a meeting presided over by J.W.B. president Irving Edison. The 1951 budget recommended by the national finance council, composed of leaders of Jewish communities from all sections of the country, provides $1,675,000 to meet known needs of the J.W.B. in serving the religious, morale and welfare needs of Jews in the armed forces and in veterans hospitals, and to continue J.W.B. programs for affiliated organizations and 331 Jewish community centers.

Included in the 1951 budget is $374,900 to cover the organization’s 1950 deficit, incurred because of unanticipated services and supplies furnished the armed forces in connection with the Korean emergency and the deactivation of the U.S.O. earlier in the year. The budget earmarks $602,225 for the work of the work of the three J.W.B. divisions serving the armed forces. The opening of additional training centers and military posts to accommodate an expected 3,000,000 GI’s by mid-1951 demands that the J.W.B. plan to meet the religious and morale needs of American troops wherever they may be assigned.

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