An organization of the American students studying at the Hebrew University this year has been formed according to the announcement of the American Advisory Committee, of which Felix M. Warburg is president. Israel Chipkin, Director of the Jewish Education Association of New York, and George Hyman, also of New York, at present Assistant Registrar of the University, were among those present at the organization meeting held on the campus on Mt. Scopus.
The object of the Society is to spread information about the University and to interest friends in its work. On his return to America in September, Mr. Chipkin will organize an alumni association among the twenty-six students from America who have been enrolled at the University. There are also five Palestinian students who formerly attended the University who are at present in America and who will be invited to join the Association.
The American Advisory Committee also announces that an expression of warm appreciation from Dr. Thomas Masaryk, the President of the Czecho-Slovakian republic, has been received, for the photographs and account of the excavations made by the Hebrew University at Beth Alpha. Dr. Masaryk’s interest in the Hebrew University dates from his visit to Palestine two years ago, when he was a guest of Dr. Hugo Bergmann, Librarian of the University. Dr. Bergmann was formerly Librarian of the University of Prague.
Mrs. Golda Grossman, Asbury Park’s oldest citizen, died Tuesday night of a stroke in her 102nd year. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the home of her grandson, Samuel Eidelberg, by Rabbis Silverman and Hershon. Mrs. Grossman, who had lived here for nearly fifty years, was born in Novidwor, a suburb of Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 24, 1827.