Habimah Players Feted in Berlin Before Departure for United States
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Habimah Players Feted in Berlin Before Departure for United States

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A farewell reception in honor of the Habimah, the players of the Moscow Hebrew art theatre, was given at the B’nai Brith house last night, prior to their departure for America. Five hundred prominent leaders, including many theatrical managers, artists and writers, attended the reception. Representatives of the Berlin Kehillah were also present. The reception was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Gronemann. Among the speakers was the Hebrew poet, Saul Tschernichowsky.

The troupe, headed by Mr. Zemach, was given a rousing ovation.

Reports circulated in the press that the banquet to be given by the Berlin Zionists in honor of the Habimah was cancelled because of the pressure brought to bear by the Soviet Embassy, was denied here. The original banquet, planned by the Zionists was postponed in favor of this reception, it was stated.

Henry Wollman, who recently presented to the College of the City of New York a residual estate of $300,000 to be used by the School of Business and Civic Administration, gave a sum of money, the amount of which was not announced, to establish a new prize in accountancy. The prize is to be awarded annually to the student writing the best essay on the function of the accountant. Mr. Wollman also gave a fund to purchase reference books for the library.

A large part of the estate of the late Isaac M. Oppenheimer of Baltimore, Md. valued at $174,164, was bequeathed to charitable organizations. As a memorial to his father, he left $10,000 to the Sinai Hospital and $3,000 to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum.

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