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Hillel Foundations to Be Established in Great Britain

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Inspired by the success of the Hillel Foundation in strengthening the ties of Judaism among students at American universities the first B’nai B’rith Lodge of England is developing a program for similar work among Jewish students at British universities, an announcement of the headquarters of the Independent of Order B’nai B’rith states. The addresses delivered by International President Alfred M. Cohen during his recent visit to London, gave the British members of the Order a definite understanding of the Hillel Foundations in this country and stimulated them to immediate action.

A special committee appointed by the first lodge of England to draft a scheme of cooperation with university students brought in a series of recommendations all of which were unanimously adopted.

Among these recommendations are the following:

Admission of students as members of the lodge at a small feet contributions toward the establishment of B’nai B’rith Hebrew study circles; presentation of Jewish books to a students library arrangements for lectures and the offer of prizes of $50 and $100 for essays on some vital Jewish topic.

This was followed on June 30 by an “Open Evening” for Jewish students under the auspices of the first lodge of England. The program was in the nature of a symposium on “Jewish University Students and the Community.” and addresses were delivered by represenatives of the Jewish students at the various universities.

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