An amount exceeding $60,000 was bequeathed for the furtherance of the upbuilding of the Jewish National home in Palestine in the will of Izak Manilla of Yonkers, N. Y., the Jewish National Fund of America, was officially informed. The will bequeathes outright $1,000 to the Jewish National Fund, and $500 each to the following organizations: Hadassah, the Zionist Women’s Organization; the Ex-Patients’ Tubercular Home, Denver, Colo.; the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of Denver, Colo., and the Yonkers Hebrew Relief Association, Inc. Provision is further made in the will for the turning over of an amount of more than sixty thousand dollars for Palestine upbuilding work after the death of Mrs. Manilla.
The will stipulates that following her death an amount of $75,000 is to be given for the purpose of purchasing a plot and the erection of a building in Yonkers, N. Y., to be used as a Community Hebrew School, Talmud Torah, provided that at that time there shall be no other Hebrew Community School in the city of Yonkers.
In case the Yonkers Hebrew School is found to be unnecessary, the $75,000 are to be distributed as follows: $10,000 to be given to the Jewish National Fund of America for the purchase of land as the property of the Jewish people, and $50,000 to the Palestine Foundation for the purpose of aiding the settlement of Jewish pioneers on that land. This sum is to be remitted, the will stipulates, through the American Consul in Jerusalem. The pioneers who are to be established in a settlement to be named the “Manilla Colony” are to be selected by the Executive of the Mizrachi World Organization, having its headquarters in Jerusalem.