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Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds Will Assemble in Cincinnati

December 18, 1944
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The 12th annual General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, which is the national association of the organized Jewish communities in the United States and Canada, will be held at the Netherlands-Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati on February 9-12, bringing together the leadership of Jewish federations, welfare funds and community councils throughout the United States and Canada. Announcement of the plans for the Assembly was made today by Sidney Hollander, president of the Council.

Representatives of the Council’s 261 member agencies will discuss and formulate plans for adequate machinery to meet wartime and post-war needs both here and abroad. The major problems to be considered at Assembly sessions include: the financing of overseas, national, and local operating and capital requirements in 1945; planning for individual and family needs of both civilians and veterans in the war and post-war periods; year-round programs for combatting anti-Semitism; budgeting problems; and development of broader community participation and understanding.

The 1945 General Assembly, Mr. Hollander stated, comes to a significant period for American Jewish community organizations, all of which are operating under the pressures of war-created problems. With the end of the European war and fascist oppression of minority peoples in prospect, long-term planning of relief and rehabilitation is now foremost in the minds of American Jews. These problems are a grave concern of American Jewish communities and will feature the agenda of the Assembly.

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