National Jewish Welfare Board Adopts $1,977,250 Budget for 1960

The National Jewish Welfare Board today adopted a budget of $1,977,250 for its programs in 1960. The action was taken by the organization’s board of directors at the end of a four-day series of meetings at which members of the JWB advisory committees analyzed current needs and established priorities for the services to be provided by the organization in the coming year.

The 1960 budget includes $744,375 for the services of JWB’s Jewish Community Center Division and $98,325 for the Bureau of Personnel and Training, two JWB operating units which deal most directly with JWB’s affiliated Centers and YMHA’s. The JWB program on behalf of Jewish servicemen is allocated $410,100 through JWB’s Armed Services Division, $321,725 through the Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy and $34,850 through the work of the JWB Women’s Organizations’ Division.

Speaking at the meeting of the JWB board of directors at the Manger Vanderbilt Hotel when the budget was adopted, Solomon Litt, JWB national president, pointed out that the total budget figure of $1,977,250 combines two elements: the rock-bottom operating budget of $1,460,500 and the cost of meeting the most urgent community needs for which program has been planned but resources must still be found.

The JWB receives its operating funds from Jewish community-wide fund-raising agencies across the country and from the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York. It is the national association of 350 YM-YWHA’s and Jewish Community Centers and is the government-authorized agency for religious, morale and welfare services to Jews in the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans hospitals.

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