Jewish Blind Society in London Marks 150th Anniversary This Week
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Jewish Blind Society in London Marks 150th Anniversary This Week

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The Jewish Blind Society is marking its 150th anniversary this week. The Society, founded in 1819 by a group of London Jews as the “Institution for the Relief of the Indigent Blind of the Jewish Persuasion” grew from modest beginnings to an organization which had an income last year of $531,600. Its expenditures, however, totaled $626,400. The Society maintains residential homes for the blind and offers a wide range of other services, particularly dealing with the needs of blind children. Mrs. James de Rothschild is its president.

Founding Funders

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  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund