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Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund Drive Yields $5,431,680; Best in 31 Years

The 1961 Jewish Welfare Fund Appeal ended this week with pledges of $5,431,680, setting an all-time record for the 56 years of the Jewish Community Federation, sponsor of the drive. The total topped the previous record, set last year, of $5,422, 000.

The figures were disclosed at a dinner meeting at which Edward Ginsberg, general chairman, presided. A highlight of the meeting was a tribute to the living past chairmen of the Cleveland campaign, first conducted in 1931. The list of those honored was headed by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, who led the drive in 1935 and in six subsequent years. L. W. Neumark is president of the Federation. Henry L. Zucker is executive director.