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Cjfwf Names 400 Community Leaders to Act on National Policies

Close to 400 Jewish community leaders both volunteer and professional from 86 cities throughout the United States and Canada, have been appointed to ten national committees of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, it was announced today by Julian Freeman, CJFWF president.

Composed of outstanding community leaders, the committees are helping to carry out national policies formulated by the CJFWF General Assembly in key areas of Jewish community organization and services. The purposes of the committees are:

To strengthen cooperative relation between national and overseas agencies and local communities; to further coordination nationally and locally for aid to Israel; and to serve as liaison with the Jewish Agency and other agencies in working for maximum results from support provided by welfare funds.

To carry forward and complete studies of local Jewish community organization and to develop criteria and principles for strengthening local Jewish community, organizations; to assist local federations, welfare funds and community councils in developing greater participation of women in communal responsibilities throughout the year.

To advise and consult with the CJFWF Institute on Overseas Studies, which reviews Jewish needs, makes recommendations for maximum utility of philanthropic funds in overseas programs and evaluates the effectiveness of welfare fund support overseas. Also, to guide the operations of the Council’s major service departments; set priorities for their programs; develop their proposed budgets; and help evaluate their work.

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