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Brooklyn Fed. Gave $588,444 for Family Aid

April 16, 1934
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More than half a million dollars in cash was distributed in the last twelve months to 5,300 Brooklyn families, comprising approximately 25,000 individuals, it was disclosed last night by Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May, president of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, in the annual report.

This sum, $588,444, was given out by the United Jewish Aid Societies, family welfare division of the Federation and one of twenty-five affiliated agencies included in Justice May’s report. The report revealed that material aid and other assistance to the poor led in volume of service performed by the Federation during the last year, with medical care at its hospitals and clinics in second position.

Coincident with the annual report, County Judge Algeron I. Nova, pointing out that more than 500,000 Brooklynites, 150,000 of them Jews, go to Manhattan daily to work, issued an appeal to residents of all boroughs to assist the Brooklyn Federation in its “effort to meet a communal need that is the concern of the entire city.”


In the medical division Justice May stated, the Jewish Hospital led the field with a record of 5,762 patients treated. A total of 250,000 persons were dealt with in that period, covering 70,000 hospital days. Dispensary patients numbered 46,341. The Jewish Hospital, it was revealed, last year gave more free service than any other non-municipal hospital in Brooklyn, amounting to more than forty percent of the total work done at the hospital.

The Beth Moses Hospital had a total hospital days’ occupancy of 65,607 in 1933, and 40,699 days of ward care, about fifteen percent of which represented service without ##. The East New York Dispensary served 21,853 persons last year, a large proportion without see.

Outstanding in the child-care branch of the Federation was the work accomplished by the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, which last year cared for 1,273 orphans. The Asylum expended $417,374 in giving the children a home, excellent training and a liberal education.


Other institutions included in Justice May’s report were: The First Hebrew Day Nursery and Neighborhood House; Brooklyn office of the Jewish Board of Guardians; the Council Home for Jewish Girls; Hebrew Free School of Brownsville; the Glory of Israel Hebrew Institute; the Machzike Talmud Torah; the Hebrew National School; the New Hebrew School of Brooklyn; The Hebrew Educational Society; the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst; the Young Men’s Hebrew Association; the YMHA of Borough Park; the YM-YWHA of Williams-burgh; and the Brooklyn Free Loan Association.

The Federation, continuing its twenty-fifth Anniversary campaign for $500,000 to meet the budgetary requirements of its twenty-five affiliates this year, will hold its first report meeting tomorrow night at the Unity Club, Bedford avenue and Dean street, Brooklyn. Former United States District Attorney George Z. Medalie will speak. ## of the more than ninety trade and professional groups comprising the Trade and Membership Council, the Federation’s money-raising organization, will make their reports showing the amounts raised thus far.

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