Jewish Agency Changes, Israel Relations on C.J.F.W.F. Agenda at Detroit
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Jewish Agency Changes, Israel Relations on C.J.F.W.F. Agenda at Detroit

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Two major sessions of the General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds will be devoted to analysis and discussion of the reorganization of American Jewish aid to Israel, it was announced today. The assembly will be held in Detroit November 10-13 and will be attended by representatives of the 216 central community organizations affiliated with the Council.

Dewey D. Stone, of Brockton, Mass., president of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Inc., will analyze the changes made in that organization and will discuss the key problems in the situation. Sol Satinsky, of Philadelphia, vice-president of the CJFWF, will report for the Council’s Committee on Welfare Fund – Israel Relations. The committee has made a number of suggestions aimed at strengthening the program.

Irving Kane, president of the Council, said that questions under consideration would include management of the debt problem, welfare projects under the auspices of party groups, priorities for use of philanthropic funds, American responsibilities related to other sources of aid, role of staff, and related considerations.

Dr. William Haber, Professor of Economics at Michigan University, will deliver a keynote address at the opening session of the Assembly on the basic economic and social changes that have taken place on the American scene. He will analyze the effect of those changes on Jewish health and welfare services and their implications for Jewish community organization.

Campaign results for 1960 and the prospects for 1961 will be appraised by Herbert Friedman, executive vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and Isidore Sobeloff, executive vice-president of the Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation.


The National Council of Jewish Women and the Worcester Jewish Federation were named winners of the 1960 William J. Shroder Memorial Awards, William Rosenwald of New York, CHFWF chairman of the Awards Committee, announced.

The women were recognized for the effective mobilization of large numbers of volunteers which resulted from the development in 1956 of an integrated national approach to community services and public affairs programs. The Worcester Federation, a central agency for planning and fund-raising, was named for the high standards of its leadership training program. Worcester, a city of 9,600 Jews, was among the first to institute such a program, and is unique in the scope of its training as well as the significant contribution its young people have made to Jewish communal affairs in Worcester.

The awards, sponsored by the CJFWF, are given each year to two communities, one large and the other small, for “superior initiative and achievement in the advancement of social welfare.” National agencies are included in the large city category.

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