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J.w.b. Convention Adopts Reorganization Plan; Sets Budgets for Two Years

The biennial convention of the National Jewish Welfare Board concluded here today with the adoption of a budget of $1,520,275 for 1963 and one of $1, 591, 475 for 1964. The convention also approved a series of recommendations to enable the organization to meet the rapidly changing needs of Jewish centers and in morale services to Jewish military personnel. Solomon Litt of New York, was elected JWB president.

The delegates accepted the recommendations which were made by a committee on reappraisal and planning that the JWB organizational structure be streamlined to eliminate “needless duplicating demands upon lay leaders” and to make maximum use of “professional resources. “

The delegates also approved a recommendation that the Jewish Welfare Board become “a unified agency, to the extent feasible,” and that local communities “assume maximum responsibility for services to the armed forces and hospitalized veterans, with Jewish centers playing an enlarged role in this program,”