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Aid to Jewish Poor Totaling $2,1m Approved by Lindsay Administration State to Match Federal Funds

The Lindsay administration advised the Rockefeller administration in Albany yesterday by hand-delivered letter that it had approved three major programs to aid Jewish poor that the state has promised to provide matching federal funds for them. Formal state approval of the city’s request is expected within a few days. The programs include:

Aid totaling $1.5 million this year for nutritional, educational and other assistance to the Jewish aging, termed by Dr. Marvin Schick, mayoral aide for intergroup relations, as “by far the largest grant” for such a project in the country’s history; aid totaling $100,000 this year for additional manpower training for civil service careers in social and human services and related fields; and “close to $500,000″ for special civil service training for Orthodox Jewish youngsters who are high school dropouts, unable to go to college or otherwise under qualified. The aid-to-the-aging project was coordinated with the Jewish Agency for Services for the Aged. (JASA)

Dr. Schick said that with these new programs, New York City was spending “a minimum of $15 million for parochial Jewish programs,” several times more than any other American city. In Chicago, he noted, “not 6 cents is provided” for such programs.