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Plans Completed for Home for Aged Jewish Scholars

With the completion of plans for the Home for Aged Jewish Sages and Scholars, work is expected to be started shortly. The construction of the building is made possible by the recent gift of $20,000 from Mordecai, Samuel and Shlomo Halperin and Mrs. Sarah Rabbinerson and Mrs. Feige Greenberg, the sons and daughter of the late Moshe Halperin, millionaire sugar magnate of Kiev, Russia. The donors now live in Paris.

The Home for Aged Jewish Sages and Scholars will be built in the center of the United Aged Compound and will be known as Halperin’s Home in memory of the parents of the donors. It is to contain 20 rooms with accomodations for 40 people. Special provisions will be made to enable the scholars and writers to carry on their literary work.

The United Aged Home (Moshev Sekenim), of which the new building will be a part, is now 50 years old, having been founded by the Jews of Jerusalem. It serves as a kitchen for the distribution of tea for old folks and is now the largest charitable institution in Palestine, accommodating several hundred pious old Jews and Jewesses from Palestine and abroad.