Social Aid Unit Marks Sixtieth Anniversary
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Social Aid Unit Marks Sixtieth Anniversary

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The sixtieth anniversary of the Jewish Social Service Association will be observed tomorrow afternoon in a program at Town Hall, in which civic and philanthropic leaders will participate.

Ira M. Younker, president of the organization, will speak on “The Jewish Social Service Association and Today’s Changing World.” Frances Taussig, executive director, will deliver an address entitled “Tomorrow, Today, Yesterday.” Other speakers will include Charles G. Burlingham, president of the Welfare Council of New York, and Walter S. Gifford, president of the Charity Organization Society.


“The Jewish Social Service Association—called until 1926 the United Hebrew Charities — was founded in 1874 in the aftermath of the famous panic of {SPAN}#73{/SPAN}, said Mr. Younker yesterday. “In its sixty years it has aided nearly 500,000 distressed families, at a cost of more than $21,000,000.”

“Not by Bread Alone,” written by Viola Paradise, will be presented as the dramatic feature of the program and broadcast over WABC from 4:30 to 5 p. m.

The Jewish Social Service Association, an affiliate of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, maintains nine district offices in New York and eight departments in its central office. Its chief aim is to restore families to independence and to prevent conditions that lead to family demoralization and disintegration.

Besides its services to families, it has special departments devoted to homeless men, mental hygiene cases, vocational guidance and self-support for the handicapped.

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