British Relief Federation Marks 49th Anniversary, Surveys Accomplishments
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British Relief Federation Marks 49th Anniversary, Surveys Accomplishments

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The Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations of Britain marked its 49th anniversary here and looked back over nearly half a century of service to Jews in Britain and abroad which ranged from the dispatch of relief packages and clothing to needy war refugees to participation in the construction of a new youth center in the Israeli town of Ramleh. The Federation is providing half of the $17,000 to build the center and the township is providing the balance. Other Federation projects in Israel include the maintenance of nursery schools for children eight months to three years of age; kindergartens for three and four year-olds and youth clubs in Tel Aviv and Beersheba. It is building a new day nursery in Gedera designed to care for 80 infants. The Federation reported that since its establishment it had spent $6 million on constructive Jewish relief. Since May, 1949, it distributed 390 tons of clothing and 38 tons of other material.

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