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News Brief

October 26, 2004
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Private giving to North American Jewish federations declined by 12.5 percent last year, accoridng to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top charities. The United Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization of local Jewish federations, was the largest Jewish charity on the list, raising nearly $345 million from private sources in the 2003 fiscal year, and moved up to 25th place from 32nd place on the list of the Chronicle’s top 400 charities involved in fund raising. Raising more than $192 million from private sources, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was the Jewish charity to rank next, at 54th place.

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