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Raymond Epstein New CJF President

Raymond Epstein, a prominent communal leader and a vice-president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has been elected president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Mr. Epstein, a CJF vice-president, succeeds Irving Blum.

Mr. Epstein is chairman of the board of the A. Epstein Companies, Inc., a Chicago-based engineering and architectural firm with offices in the U.S. and overseas. He is also chairman of JTA’s overseas committee, a board member of the United Jewish Appeal and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

As president of the CJF he will head the national body of more than 235 Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds and Community Councils in the U.S. and Canada. The CJF aids these central organizations–which serve more than 800 Jewish communities–throughout North America–to plan and finance a worldwide network of health, welfare, cultural, educational and community relations.