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Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn, Leader in Jewish Welfare Work, Dead

Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn, a prominent leader in various Jewish welfare and philanthropic causes, died here yesterday at the age of 72. She was president of the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women from 1935 to 1941 and chairman of the Greater New York Army and Navy Committee of the Jewish Welfare Board during the Second World War.

She also had headed the women’s division of the Joint Distribution Committee campaign. In 1938, she was presented with the B’nai B’rith Award for the work of the National Council of Jewish Women in “untiring and outstanding humanitarian service.” She is survived by her husband, Ely Jacques Kahn, a well-known architect.

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