A thirty-three-story office building, the lower part of which will be occupied by a bank, will rise on the site of Temple Emanu-El at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Forty-third Street, according to Joseph Durst, who recently purchased the site.
Mr. Durst added to the plot by leasing the land and building at 2 and 4 East Forty-fourth Street. The plot leased adjoins the Fifth Avenue site and gives a total plottage at this point of nearly 25,000 square feet.
George J. Laikin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Saul W. Lipshutz of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, were awarded the two scholarships established by the Independent Order Brith Sholom Scholarship Foundation, according to an announcement made by Gilbert J. Kraus, Counsellor of the Order and Secretary of the Foundation.
These scholarships entitle the winners to a full course in any recognized university of their choice and are tenable over a period of four years at the rate of $400 a year. The winners were selected from 35 students who submitted essays.
The Scholarship Foundation Committee of the Independent Order Brith Sholom is composed of Louis E. Levinthal. Chairman; Dr. S. R. Schultz, Treasurer; Gilbert J. Kraus, Secretary; Mark S. Friedland, A. S. Kanengieser, Edward Davis, H. H. Cohen, Samuel Einhorn and Benjamin Reibstein.
The Board of Judges included Professor Richard Gottheil, Professor Nathan Isaacs, Professor Gustave Klausner, Professor Max L. Margolis and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise.
Approximately 300 of the 568 students who were graduated from Hunter College yesterday are Jewish. Among the 23 elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 12 are Jewish.
Fifteen Jewish students were among the 344 to receive degrees at the commencement exercises of Brown University, held Wednesday in Providence.