A Combination of Jewish Agencies forms the Jewish Federation

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1967, two welfare organizations, the Jewish Welfare Fund and Associated Jewish Agencies (the successor to United Jewish Charities and United Jewish Social Agencies), consolidated into the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

The merger eliminated duplication and overlap between organizations, as well as consolidating staff and volunteer efforts.

The coalition of Jewish social agencies, now under one umbrella, was not the first formally established Jewish Federation in America: that particular coalition was created in Boston.

However, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has been in continuous operation for longer than any other Federation in the country.