Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund Reports Raising $6, 479, 681 in 1967 Drive
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Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund Reports Raising $6, 479, 681 in 1967 Drive

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An intensified solicitation effort in its final stages carried the 1967 Jewish Welfare Fund campaign to a goal-topping record high $6,479,681 as the drive closed here at a dinner meeting at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. The campaign goal was $6,476,000. The previous high was set last year with the appeal reaching $6, 268, 652.

General chairman Julius Paris, who presided, paid tribute to the caliber of campaign leadership that set an example for the Cleveland Jewish community, especially in the final stages of the drive, when the leaders made additional pledges to increase their pace-setting gifts. He ascribed the Cleveland campaign success to the continued active role of former campaign officers, jointly with the new leadership.

Hearing the reports of the 20 teams, 18 of whom exceeded their quotas, were general co-chairmen Max M. Axelrod and M. Edwin Weiner, and special gifts chairman Harold H. Kahn. Kiddush cups were presented to the new leaders and a specially-bound Bible to Mrs. Milton Kane, who completed her second and final term as women’s division co-chairman. Greeting more than 500 workers present was David N. Myers, president of the Jewish Community Federation, sponsor of the campaign. The campaign director was Henry L. Zucker, the Federation’s executive vice-president, with Joseph S. Winston as senior campaign associate director.

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