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Philadelphia Institute for Jewish Teachers Graduates 37 Students

December 14, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Thirty-seven graduates were given diplomas here last night by the Institute for Jewish Teachers at exercises held in Dropsie College.

A symposium on the position of the teacher in the problem of Jewish education was a feature of the closing exercises. Professor Nathan Isaacs, formerly of the University of Cincinnati, and now of Harvard University, who has devoted a great deal of his time to the study of the position of the Jewish teacher, was the principal speaker. Other speakers were Dr. Julius Greenstone, Louis E. Levinthal, president of the Associated Talmud Torahs, which conducts the Institute, and Ben Rosen, educational director.

Although the Institute was started as an experiment, it already has become one of the most potent factors in the training of Jewish teachers in Philadelphia. A short time ago a permanent organization was formed with the following officers: Dr. J. M. Kitter, president; Benjamin Teller, vice-president; William Rudenko, secretary, and Edward Sandrow, treasurer.

MRS. PETER SCHWEITZER IS AWARDED DECORATION OF LEGION OF HONOR

Mrs. Peter Schweitzer was notified that she has been awarded the decoration of the Legion of Honor.

Mrs. Schweitzer is the widow of the late Peter J. Schweitzer, Zionist and philanthropist. Mr. Schweitzer introduced the French cigarette paper industry in this country. He was the owner of factories both here and in France and Mrs. Schweitzer, who always participated in his work, is now the head of the Peter Schweitzer Corporation. She is well known in Zionist circles, and is President of the Home of the Daughters of Jacob, the largest institution of its kind in America.

DR. SELIG BRODETSKY ARRIVES IN AMERICA

Dr. Selig Brodetsky, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Leeds, one of the governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, arrived yesterday on the Berengaria.

While in this country Dr. Brodetsky will make a tour in the interests of the Hebrew University and the United Palestine Appeal.

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