Philadelphia Jewish Federation Opens Exhibition on 60th Anniversary
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Philadelphia Jewish Federation Opens Exhibition on 60th Anniversary

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A public exhibition of priceless objects and documents inaugurating the 60th anniversary of the Federation of Jewish Agencies opened here today. The exhibition traces the story of 4,000 years of charity and benevolence.

The Federation of Jewish Agencies is the Jewish community’s planning, financial and administrative body for a broad array of institutions and services to meet human needs and strengthen and promote Jewish welfare in Philadelphia and throughout the U. S,, in Israel and around the world. The exhibit shows the development and influence of charity through the ages by means of archaeological objects, historic mementos, books, pictures. sculpture, inscriptions, religious objects, medical instruments, and implements of welfare service and charitable fund-raising.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund