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Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Studying Request for More Jewish Education Funds

March 25, 1970
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A spokesman for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies said today that a special committee considering a request for additional funds for Jewish education was expected to make a report on its findings to the Federation board of trustees in June. The spokesman made the comment after a sit-in demonstration yesterday by members of the Jewish Defense League in the office of Federation president George Heyman Jr. The JDL members staged the 90-minute demonstration in support of demands for more Federation allocations for Jewish education and for funds for the league’s “safety patrols.” They also asked for assistance to institutions threatened by violence and arrangements for “popular” elections of Federation officials. Sanford Solender, the new Federation executive vice-president, met briefly with Rabbi Meir Kahane, head of the JDL. There were no incidents during the demonstration.

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