Chicago Jewish Federation Opens $4,083, 000 Building Fund Drive
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Chicago Jewish Federation Opens $4,083, 000 Building Fund Drive

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The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago today announced the beginning of a campaign to raise $4,083,000 to complete its United Building Fund commitments.

Federation president Joseph L. Gidwitz announced that the Building Fund drive would be conducted concurrently with the Federation’s Campaign for $2,365,000 to meet the 1963 deficits of its medical and social welfare agencies.

Jewish Federation agencies that will benefit from both drives are Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Rest Haven Rehabilitation Hospital, Winfield Tuberculosis Service, Drexel Home, Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged, Park View Home, the Jewish Children’s Bureau and the Jewish Community Centers. The Jewish Federation also purchased an 18-acre tract.

The Jewish Vocational Service, Jewish Family and Community Service, and the Aid Association at Oak Forest will receive funds from the deficit campaign only. Dr. S. S. Hollender, a noted Chicago business leader, former president of the Jewish Federation and a member of the Federation Board of Directors, is the general chairman of the $6, 448, 000 drive.

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