Austin, Texas (Oct. 16)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
With the opening of the current school session, the Patrons League for the Jewish Students of the University of Texas began its second year of existence by announcing a program which includes lectures by instinguished speakers, the first by Dr. Stephen S. Wise.
When the Jewish student-body of the University of Texas, located here, passed the 200 mark last year it was felt that the occasional and irregular attempts which had been previously made to care for the intellectual, moral, social and physical welfare of these students would no longer suffice, and the Patrons’ League, a statewide organization, permanent in nature, was brought into being. During the past year the organization enrolled 105 members, consisting of former students, parents of students, and other friends of the university.
Among the league’s accomplishments during the past year are: Supplementing the funds of Congregation Beth Israel of Austin so that the rabbi would be able to function for the student-body as well as the community; providing funds for the traveling expenses of rabbis and laymen who come to Austin to address the Jewish students, furnishing prayer books at Temple Beth Israel for use by student; providing an opportunity for the students’ presence at Passover Seders.
Dr. Hyman J. Ettlinger, professor of pure mathematics, who was recently named director of university athletics, is executive secretary of the Patrons’ League and Rabbi Henry Cohen of Galverston is general chairman.