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C. J. F. W. F. Assembly to Deal with Problems Facing Community in 1961

Major problems confronting organized Jewish community life in 1961 will be dealt with at the four-day General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds which opens in Detroit on November 10, it was announced here today by Irving Kane, CJFWF president.

More than 700 Jewish community leaders from all parts of the United States and Canada are expected to attend the conference. They will review Jewish needs and programs, and formulate policies to guide the communities in meeting those needs locally, nationally and overseas.

The General Assembly is the major annual meeting of the leaders of 216 Jewish federations, welfare funds and community councils which comprise the CJFWF. These member agencies, which represent more than 800 communities throughout the United States and Canada, annually raise the bulk of all American Jewish philanthropic founds.

The Assembly will open with an address on the changes that have taken place on the American scene and the way federations might adapt to meet those changes. A second general session, the same evening, will include an analysis of the recent structural changes in the Jewish Agency, and some of the problems raised by the reorganization of American Jewish philanthropic aid in Israel. A major address will also be delivered on the goals, values, and realities of American Jewish life and community organization.

Campaigning in 1961 will be the theme of a special session. Top fund-raising leaders will assess the 1960 results and cite the challenge of campaigning in 1961. This will be followed by a series of workshop sessions which will focus on four major aspects of campaigning: personalizing campaigns, developing campaign leadership, campaign goals and themes, and missions as an inspirational force.

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