Six Major Jewish Welfare Organizations Hold Conference in Geneva

The International Council on Jewish Social Welfare Service held its annual meeting here today with the participation of six major Jewish agencies–the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation, the Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Colonization Association, the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services, the United Hias Service and the World Ort Union.

In a report to the meeting, Oscar Joseph, chairman of the Central British Fund, cited a project in which the JDC is cooperating with the United Nations Children’s Fund in experiments in adding soybean concentrates to native Moroccan foods to increase the amount of proteins served in school feeding programs. He also hailed the fact that the first school medical program ever operated in Bombay, India has been one of the achievements of a joint effort by the JDC and the World Ort Union.

Charles Jordan, overseas director general of the JDC and executive secretary of the International Council, stressed the importance of serving Jews in trouble wherever they happen to be located. Citing as an example the situation of the 150,000 North African Jews in France, he noted that, upon their arrival, they found waiting for them a network of Jewish health, social and educational services similar to those they had known in their home countries.

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