Philadelphia (Dec. 16)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
The largest single bequest ever made to the Federation of Jewish Charities in this city was received yesterday in the form of a check for $166,000 from the executors of the will of Harry A. Jeitles.
Mr. Jeitles was a cigar manufacturer. He died in Atlantic City.
Payment of the check to the Federation was accompanied by the announcement from the executors that another check for approximately $50,000 would come later.
It was known that Mr. Jeitles had named the Federation of Jewish Charities sole beneficiary of his residuary estate, but it was not known how much the residue would be. It now is believed that the testator left an estate of close to $400,000.
By the terms of the will, the Jewish Hospital Association and the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum will receive $1,000 each. A codicil gives $5,000 to the Atlantic City Hospital and $1,000 to the Atlantic City Lodge No. 275. B. P. O. E. Other beneficiaries include Samuel C. Jeitles, a brother and former partner of the testator, who receive $20,000 and three nephews, who receive $20,000 each.