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Appeal for Fund to Complete University Library

(J.T.A. Mail Service)

An appeal to the friends of the late David Wolffsohn and of the Hebrew National and University Library for a sum of £15,000 to complete the building and furnishing of the Library, has been issued by the Wolffsohn Foundation over the signatures of Dr. J. H. Kann, the chairman of the Foundation, Dr. E. Leszynsky, secretary, Dr. J. L. Magnes, chancellor of the Hebrew University, and Dr. Max Schloessinger.

The foundations of the building which is to house the Hebrew National and University Library in Jerusalem and which is being erected in conjunction with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, were constructed by the Solel Boneh. The further building activities are being carried out by the Wolffsohn Foundation and the University under their own management and under the supervision of Mr. Green, honorary engineer of the University. The building is expected to be ready to house the Library in 1929.

The house itself will bear the name of “Beth David Wolffsohn,” the main reading room will bear the name of Morris and Celia Symonds, and one of the other large rooms will be dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. N. Katzenelson. So far the Wolffsohn Foundation has already spent £P.20,956. In order to complete the building and in order to furnish it, a further sum of £P.15,000 will be required.

The experience gained from the earthquake in Jerusalem necessitates a much larger outlay for the erection of a library building than had been expected. It is therefore necessary that this sum of £P.15,000 should be collected speedly in order to be able to carry out the work to its end. The Wolffsohn Foundation appeals to the numerous friends of the late David Wolffsohn and to the Hebrew National and University Library to contribute their share towards raising this sum of £P.15,000, in so far as they have not yet done so. Contributions may be sent either to the Jewish Colonial Trust or to the banking firm of Messrs. Lissa and Kann at the Hague.

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