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The United Jewish Appeal held its final board meeting in its current form last week after 60 years of fund raising for overseas Jewish needs. The 74-member board unanimously approved plans for a formal merger with the Council of Jewish Federations. That move is scheduled to be finalized in April, pending ratification by local federations. The move will also need the approval of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the United Israel Appeal at meetings this month.

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