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Boston Jewish Recreation Centers Merge; $400,000 Gymnasium Planned

Two of the nation’s oldest Jewish recreation centers have been merged into the Boston YMHA-Hecht House, and plans to build a $400,000 gymnasium in Dorchester were announced here by Simon J. Helman, president of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies of Boston.

The gymnasium will be named The Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium in honor of the World War II hero. It was made possible by gifts from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation.