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Boston Jewish Philanthropies Announce Raising $5, 492, 000 for 1966

The Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston announced a final figure of $5, 492, 000 in its 1966 Appeal at its campaign closing dinner at the Somerset Hotel. Norman B. Leventhal, general campaign chairman, noted that this year’s total — some $400, 000 higher than in 1965 — was the best result in close to a decade.

“We have made a major step forward,” he stated. “We have demonstrated that our community has the capacity to understand the needs and respond with generosity. The pattern we developed this year augurs well for the future.” Sidney Stoneman, president of the CJP expressed the hope that this year’s achievement “is only a rung on a continuing rising ladder that will enable our community to help more people more effectively.”

Calling the campaign total “a strong reaffirmation of the continued vitality of our Federation as the primary instrument of the Jewish community for planning and fund-raising,” Dr. Benjamin B. Rosenberg, executive director of CJP, added that “going beyond dollars, our community and its leadership have demonstrated again their support of our ever-renewed goal towards achieving higher standards of excellence in our agencies and in our services.”

Special tribute at the dinner was paid to Sidney S. Cohen, who is retiring after 36 years of executive leadership, most recently as vice-president of endowments and bequests. The presentation was made by Herman Gilman, a past president and campaign chairman of the CJP.

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