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Los Angeles Federation-council Allocates $3,000,000 to Local and National Agencies

The Jewish Federation-Council today made partial allocations totaling over $3,000,000 to Los Angeles area and national beneficiary agencies and services of the 1967 United Jewish Welfare Fund. In a joint report, Victor M. Carter, president of the Federation, and I.H. Prinzmetal, chairman of its budget and allocations committee, emphasized that the allocations are incomplete, with disbursements to overseas agencies and services to be made in the near future.

Ninety-one health, youth service, child and aged care and other social welfare agencies and services in the Los Angeles area will receive $2,725,176, an increase of $67,345 over the amount given to the same groups in 1966. Major local beneficiaries include Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, $600,000; Jewish Centers Association, $680,384; Bureau of Jewish Education, $537,508; Jewish Vocational Service and its Handcraft rehabilitative workshop, $153,000, and Los Angeles Emigre Service, $125,000.

For national agencies usually receiving Welfare Fund money, no attempt was made to set specific allocations, but the sum of $343,730 was allocated for the entire national category, with definite amounts to be set later. Major national beneficiaries usually include the American Jewish Committee. B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, National Jewish Welfare Board and American Jewish Congress.

The budget and allocations committee postponed its allocations for the international agencies which conduct relief and rehabilitation work in Israel and in 29 other overseas countries. Normally, explained the report, the Jewish Federation-Council, from moneys raised in the annual United Jewish Welfare Fund, makes allocations to local, national and overseas agencies simultaneously. This year, however, budget hearings were postponed when the regular United Jewish Welfare Fund drive was interrupted by the Middle East crisis and the establishment of the Israel Emergency Fund campaign to provide for social welfare needs in Israel.

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