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“joint” to Wind Up Activities in Two Years

March 12, 1923
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Plans for winding up the activities of the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which in the last eight years has expended over 55 millions in war relief were approved at a meeting held at the residence of Felix M. Warburg.

The adopted plans provide for the gradual relinquishing by the JDC of its various activities to appropriate Jewish organizations during the next two years, the “Joint” to make its complete exit in January 1925.

To care for its activities in the interim and to provide for their transfer in adequate shape, the Committee has announced that an additional five million will be necessary.

This amount would provide an additional million for child relief in Russia, $1,000,000 for general medical work, 1,000,000 for reconstruction work, $470,000 for educational and cultural work, 333,000 for refugees’ relief.

The balance on hand, it is declared, has already been in large measure appropriated. A sum not in excess of $1,500,000 is expected yet to come in from unpaid pledges.

The plans which were worked out by a special budget committee of which James N Rosenberg is chairman were approved at a general meeting of the committee consisting in addition to Mr. Rosenberg of Dr. Cyrus Adler, Paul Berwald, David M. Bressler, David A. Brown, Bernard Flexner, Alexander Cohen, Leon Kamaiky, Herbert Lehman, Lewis L. Strauss and Felix M. Warburg. The JDC which came into existence during the war has functioned in more than 40 countries.

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