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Chicago Jews to Build New Treatment Center for Disturbed Children

January 13, 1960
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A new, $1, 000, 000 special treatment center for children with severe emotional disturbances will be built by the Jewish Children’s Bureau of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, it was announced by Herbert B. Snower, JCB president, last night, at the Bureau’s 70th annual meeting here.

At the same time, announcement was made of a $200, 000 gift to the Jewish Federation’s United Building Fund, which will go towards the construction of this treatment center. That gift was made by the Pritzker family, including Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Pritzker; their sons and their respective families; and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pritzker.

The center, to be operated by the Jewish Children’s Bureau, will occupy two buildings on a block-square site. It will be called the Nicholas J. Pritzker Treatment Center, named after the late father of A.N. and Jack Pritzker, who was an organizer and founder of the Marks Nathan Jewish Orphans Home.

Towards the total cost of $1, 000, 000, the Jewish Federation’s united building fund will provide $845, 000. The remainder of $155, 000 will come out of the Jewish Children’s Bureau’s endowments funds.

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