Achievements of National Foundation for Jewish Culture Reviewed
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Achievements of National Foundation for Jewish Culture Reviewed

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The achievements of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture were reviewed here at a meeting of its board of directors by Edwin Wolf 2nd, who was re-elected president for another term. Mr. Wolf cited as one of the major achievements the fact that the Foundation has gained increased recognition by Jewish community leadership during the four years of its existence.

Dr. Judah J. Shapiro, secretary, reported that 57 Jewish communities in the United States and Canada support the Foundation as regular beneficiaries of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds for the program of the Foundation are made available largely by individuals and family foundations. Dr. Shapiro cited an increasing number of Fellows of the Foundation who have become available for the teaching of Jewish subjects at colleges and universities and the opportunities being given to established scholars for research on Jewish community life in America.

Edwin Rosenberg, treasurer, reported that the Foundation was operating at a level of approximately $150,000 annually and that the Foundation in the past three years of its program had invested over $250,000 in programs and services in the field of Jewish culture, over and above its administrative costs. Mr. Rosenberg indicated that the Foundation’s expenditures are in areas not being served by existing organizations and to stimulate special programs that augment the work of the national Jewish cultural agencies.

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