A $1,000,000 Endowment Fund to secure a stable income for the maintenance of the Yeshiva College, the first under-graduate college to be conducted under Jewish auspices, will be raised during this summer prior to the opening of the college, Samuel Levy, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Yeshiva College Building Fund, announced.
The decision to undertake the raising of the new fund was reached at a joint meeting of the Board of Directors of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and the Executive Committee of the Yeshiva College Building Fund.
To raise the fund, a Yeshiva College National Guardians League will be formed. Ten thousand Jewish men and women in all parts of the country will be asked to subscribe at least $100 which will entitle them to membership in the National Guardians League.
The fund was started with the contribution of $50,000 by Mendel Gottesman, $15,000 by the Harris Altshul Estate, Jersey City, $10,000 by Julius and Etta G. Levy, $10,000 by Susie A. Selz, $250 by Jacob Monsky and $250 by Joseph Barondess.
A number of prominent rabbis and workers for the cause of Jewish education, and Harris L. Selig, Executive Director of the Yeshiva College Building Fund, will tour the country to enlist the supporters of the Yeshiva College in the National League.
PLAN POPULAR JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA; RABBI LANDMAN TO BE EDITOR
A popular Jewish encyclopedia is to be issued by the Encyclopedia Judaica, Inc., a new corporation, it was learned.
Dr. Isaac Landman will become managing editor of the encyclopedia, having resigned from his post as rabbi of Temple Israel, Far Rockaway. Work on the encyclopedia, is to begin on September 1. On all controversial matters the new encyclopedia will publish two articles instead of one, presenting both sides of the question, it was stated.