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Pittsburgh Jewish Federation Sets $2,000,000 Goal for 1965 Drive

An overall goal of $2,000,000 to be raised by the 1965 campaign has been set there by the board directors of the United Jewish Federation, with the minimum required fixed at $1,777,140. William Stark, campaign chairman and chairman of the goal-setting committee, presented the report adopted by the board. He said there were three principal reasons for the need to increase the Pittsburgh Jewish community’s level of giving.

In the over seas field, he pointed out, the United Jewish Appeal will require higher funds next year. In the United States, he noted, the budgets of all community relations agencies must be increased, particularly because “anti-democratic forces are growing bigger, bolder and more numerous.” Locally he said, one of the major items included in this year’s goal is a full-time chief in surgery for Montefiore Hospital, now in the midst of a great expansion program.

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