Single Migration Agency Established to Serve Philadelphia Area

Creation of a single migration agency serving the Jewish community of Philadelphia was approved during the week-end by the board of directors of the Allied Jewish Appeal. The new agency which will come into existence in early Fall will consolidate the service programs of the Philadelphia branch of HIAS and the Service to Foreign Born of the Philadelphia Section of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Announcement of the action taken by the board of directors of the Allied Jewish Appeal was made by Ephraim R. Gomberg, executive director. The consolidation of the two immigrant serving agencies into the one new program was previously approved by the national board of directors of HIAS and the National Council of Jewish Women.

The new organization will be known as HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia. It will be financed by the Allied Jewish Appeal which has been supporting the work of both agencies in the past.

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