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1867 – 1900

1867

  • The Jewish Community organizes the Hebrew Relief Society. It has no paid staff and a budget of only a few hundred dollars. Funds are raised through dues, fund solicitations and charity balls.
  • David Adler elected first president.

1882

  • The Agency assists in resettlement of over 700 Russian Refugees. A warehouse on Water Street is rented to house the refugees.
  • The Agency's first Charity Ball raises $830.

1889

  • The Hebrew Relief Society is renamed The Hebrew Relief Association and is incorporated by charter. The Agency's mission is expanded to assist and integrate many Jewish refugees from Russia and other European Countries.

1892

  • A "collector" is employed to secure funds for financial relief.
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