Dinner Attended by 1,400 Guests Will Net Institution $700,000
Fourteen hundred men and women, paying $1,000 per couple, attended the Yeshiva College dedication dinner held at the Astor Hotel Thursday evening.
Samuel Levy, Chairman of the Yeshiva College Campaign Committee, was the toastmaster. Mayor Walker, wearing a skull cap, as did all the men guests, delivered his second address on the significance of the Yeshiva College for the life of the city, his first address having been made at the dedication exercises on Sunday afternoon. The other speakers were Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Dr. James Sullivan, Commissioner of Education of the New York State University; Dr. Bernard Revel, President of the Faculty of the Yeshiva College; Rabbi Joseph Luckstein, Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein. Morris White, who was chairman of the dinner committee, introduced the toastmaster.
Samuel C. Lamport during his speech read a statement dictated by his late father, Nathan Lamport, who was the president of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and who contributed $200,000 toward the Yeshiva College project, in his last days, to be read at the then expected dedication exercises. The statement of Mr. Lamport’s father expressed the hope that Orthodox Jewry will rally to the support of the Yeshiva College in a dignified and permanent manner.
No appeal was made for funds, nor were contributions announced, it being understood that the proceeds of the $500 per plate will net $700,000 to the fund. Payments of the $1,000 subscriptions may be made by the donors over a period of four years.
Judge Rosalsky urged the guests to support the College. Next year its budget will be $500,000.