Wilson M. Powell, Chairman of the $5,000,000 endowment fund campaign for the Harvard Law School, announced a contribution of $5,000 by friends of United States Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandies, in honor of the Justice who celebrated his seventieth birthday Saturday. Justice Brandies is one of the distinguished alumni of the school, having received his degree in 1877.
The donors expressed the hope that the money might form part of a Brandies professorship. Until there is one, the income will be used to support one or more research fellowships bearing the name of the Associate Justice.
No function whatever was arranged in honor of Justice Brandeis, the office of the Justice stated to the representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin here. He received no delegations and no statement was made by him. The Justice refused to receive anyone requesting to see him regarding his birthday.
Among the many telegrams of congratulations received by Justice Brandeis was one from the American Jewish Physicians Committee for the Hebrew University.
Israel Rokeach of New York, through a gift of $5,000 to the Yeshiva, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, has established a prize to be awarded at every rabbinical graduation of the Yeshiva, Dr. B. Revel, President of the Yeshiva faculty announced. The interest on this sum is to be awarded to the student who has received a complete S’micha from the Yeshiva, and who, in the opinion of the Faculty, is best equipped for his life work as rabbi in character and knowledge and who has also submitted a thesis of merit on a subject chosen and approved by the Faculty. The prize will be known as The Israel Rokeach Award.
Federation Sabbath was observed on Saturday by Orthodox, Conservative and Reform congregations throughout the city in accordance with a resolution adopted by the New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Rabbis Jonah B. Wise and Israel Goldstein headed the committee which arranged for the cooperation of the synagogues in the campaign.