Jewish Institutions Receive Funds from Hubert Estate
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Jewish Institutions Receive Funds from Hubert Estate

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Three of the four Jewish institutions which are to receive a total of $875,000 from the nearly $6,000,000 left by the late Conrad Hubert, Jewish inventor of the pocket flashlight and former head of the Bond Electric Company of Jersey City, have already received the money. These institutions are: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which gets $250,000; Jewish Mental Health Society of New York, which also receives $250,000; and Young Men’s Hebrew Association of New York, which receives $175,000.

The Beth Israel Hospital of New York, which is to receive $200,000, will get this sum after assets of the Conrad estate represented by stocks in closed corporations are liquidated. Altogether 33 charitable institutions, Jewish as well as non-Jewish, were selected by Calvin Coolidge, Alfred E. Smith and Julius Rosenwald to share in the distribution of the fund.

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