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Charity will share almost the entire estate of $250,000 left by Daniel W. Oppenheimer, before his death one of this city’s leading clothiers. According to his probated will, bequests of $500 each were left to the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, Jewish Home for Babies, Pittsburgh Free Burial Association (Hebrew), and the Pittsburgh House of Shelter. For memorial purposes to his parents, Benjamin and Eva Oppenheim, he left $10,000 each to the Montefiore Hospital Association of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Home for the Aged. Five thousand dollars were left to the George Junior Republic, $1,000 to the Rodef Shalom Temple, $5,000 to assist worthy Jewish boys to gain an education, and $10,000 to a brother, Jacob, in Philadelphia. The remainder of the estate is to be divided equally among all these beneficiaries.

Constituent chapters in McKeesport, Canonsburg, Braddock, Monesson, and Pittsburgh will be joint hosts to more than 400 young men, representing every state in the union as well as sections of Canada, when the sixth convention of Aleph Zadik Aleph, junior fraternity of the Independent Order of the B’nai B’rith, convenes for its annual sessions in Pittsburgh, July 5, 6, 7 and 8. Headquarters will be established in the local “Y.”

Monroe Fruchthandler, of McKees Rocks, Pa., a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the fraternity, is general chairman of the convention, and is assisted by two vice-chairmen, Daniel Krause, of Braddock, and Anchul Burg, of Canonsburg. Committee heads already appointed are: Joseph Finegold, transportation; Joseph Feinberg, dating; and Philip Katz, year-book and publicity. Final plans and reports were heard at a special Western Pennsylvania conference meeting, held Sunday afternoon. A. L. Wolk, Pittsburgh attorney and recently elected vice-president of B’nai B’rith District Grand Lodge No. 3, presided, and the various chapter representatives and committeemen reported the work accomplished so far.

James F. Malone, president of the City Council. Rabbi B. S. Friedman, of Poale Zedeck Congregation. Rabbi Wolf Leiter of Machisiki Hadas Congregation, Mrs. Ida M. Rabinowitz, founder and president, and Rabbi Elihu W. Kochin were speakers at a meeting which concluded the dedication ceremonies held in the newly-opened Jewish Day Nursery of Western Pennsylvania, situated next to the Irene Kaufmann Settlement, in this community. The nursery was opened in the Hill district by a group of Jewish women for children under school age who have working mothers. Lunch will be served to school children. The nursery is under the direction of Mrs. Rabinowitz, president, Mrs. William Lando, (Continued on Page 4)

Twenty-six students received diplomas from Professor Israel A. Abrams, principal, at the thirteenth annual commencement exercises and meeting of the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh, held in the Morris Kaufmann Memorial Auditorium of the local Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Association. Dr. David Yellin, head of the Teachers’ Training School, delivered the principal address of the evening, and announcement of special prizes to honor students was made by Charles Rosenbloom, president of the Institute.

Morris A. Neaman presented the secretary’s annual report. In honor of Louis I. Aaron, one of the founders, the high school was named the “Louis I. Aaron High School,” and in memory of Sol Rosenbloom, philanthropist and president until his death, the Teachers’ Training School was named the “Sol Rosenbloom Teachers’ Training School of the Hebrew Institute.”

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