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Two Jewish Communities Win C.J.F.W.F. Award for Social Welfare

October 27, 1961
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An Eastern and a Midwestern Jewish community which have made parallel pioneering advances in city-wide medical and health programming have been named to receive American Jewry’s highest social welfare honor–The William J. Shroder Memorial Award–it was announced today by William Rosenwald, chairman of the awards committee.

The joint winners of the 1961 award are The Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore and The Jewish Federation of St. Louis. They have initiated and developed over a period of many years–independently and simultaneously–similar integrated health programs. The Jewish Welfare Board was selected for honorable mention for its nation-wide programs of group work recruitment and scholarships.

The Shroder awards, established in 1953 to honor the memory of William J. Shroder, a prominent Cincinnati civic and business leader who was a founder of the CJFWF and its first president, are intended as a “continuing living tribute to his ideas, with the goal of giving renewed force, year after year, to the humanitarian purposes which he personified.” They are presented annually to Jewish community organizations or national agencies for “superior initiative and achievement in the advancement of social welfare.”

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