A full merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations is expected to be completed by the end of March 1999, if not sooner. The decision to speed up the merger between the central U.S. fund-raising organizations was made by a joint operating committee that is overseeing the current partnership between the two organizations. The body also unanimously decided to have the United Israel Appeal join the partnership. A meeting of the local federations and the partnership is being planned this summer to determine the governance structure of the new entity.
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