CHICAGO (Jan. 11)
Dedication of a new facility, called the Samuel A. Goldsmith Geriatric Center–in honor of the executive vice-president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago–highlighted the 65th annual meeting here yesterday of the Jewish Home for the Aged. Mr. Goldsmith is also executive vice-president of the Combined Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Welfare Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.
Addresses were made during the ceremonies by Harold R. Blumberg, president of the Home: Jacob G. Gold, executive director: Bennett H. Shulman, a member of the Home’s board of directors; and Judge Harry G. Hershenson. The Jewish Home for the Aged here was chartered in 1889. Its first building, opened in 1903, had 12 residents. Today, the modern facilities house 250 men and women, whose average age is 83.
Mr. Goldsmith has served in his Federation post since 1930, He played a leading role in the organization of the Jewish Welfare Fund of Chicago, helped organize the Community Fund of Chicago, serving on its board of directors and executive committee for many years; and also served on the Illinois Public Aid Commission and the Chicago Board of Health.