Jerusalem (Apr. 17)
Investing an endowment fund provided by American Jews in buildings which would secure a permanent income was the method adopted by the Ez Chaim Society, which maintains two famous Yeshivas and eight Talmud Torahs in the Holy City. The institutions have an enrollment of 1,300.
The society celebrated today the laying of the cornerstone for a residential quarter near Jerusalem. All sections of Orthodox Jewry in Jerusalem united for the occasion. Rabbi A. J. Kook and Rabbi Jacob Meir participated in the exercises, together with Rabbi Chaim Sonnenfeld, leader of the ultra-Orthodox group with whom they are usually at variance. Mr. Kalvarisky brought greetings on behalf of the Zionist Executive. The speakers lauded the work of the Ez Chaim Society, in whose Yeshivas many great rabbis were educated during the forty-four years of their existence. Messages were read from the High Commissioner, Sir John Chancellor, Governor Keith-Roach and the Education Department of the Palestine government.
It was declared that when the houses are completed and their income is available, the Ez Chaim Yeshivas will not be in need of donations from abroad.