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Jewish Community Council and United Jewish Fund in Toledo Merge

The Jewish Community Council and the United Jewish Fund of Toledo were merged this week into the Jewish Welfare Federation of Toledo bringing under one head the planning and fund-raising operations for the Jewish community in Toledo and Lucas County. The Federation will be responsible for conducting the United Jewish Fund Campaign and also will be the central coordinating, social planning and community relations organization in Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio.

The merger follows a pattern increasingly evident through the country and was embarked upon in order to streamline the community’s structure. The signing of the agreement culminates several years of negotiations conducted by a joint Committee of the Jewish Community Council and United Jewish Fund. President of the Federation will be Arthur H. Edelstein, former president of the United Jewish Fund. Burt Silverman, former president of the Jewish Community Council will be vice-president.