Late Joseph Schonthal Leaves $20,000 to Union of American Hebrew Congregations’ Work

The sum of $20,000 was left by the late Joseph Schonthal to organizations and activities in which the Union of American Hebrew Congregations is interested. Mr. Schonthal, who died Dec. 15 at the age of 75, bequeathed $10,000 to the Hebrew Union College endowment fund, $5,000 to the Union’s Department of Synagogue and School Extention and $5,000 to its synagogue pension fund for rabbis. Mr. Schonthal built a model home for the orphaned in Columbus and for 25 years was president of the Bryden Road Temple. A member of the board of managers of the Department of Synagogue and School Extension of the Union, he was also the founder of the Hermine Schonthal Community House, of the Schonthal Camp, and of the Jewish Infants’ Home. He was also the president of the Jewish Charities here and a contributor to many non-Jewish causes.

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