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Hebrew Union College School for Teachers in New York to Be Closed Down Owing to Lack of Funds: Annou

The Hebrew Union College School for Teachers is being discontinued owing to lack of funds, Dr. Julian Morgenstern, President of the Hebrew Union College, has declared at the graduation exercises of the school held in the Community house of Temple Emanuel, when thirty diplomas were granted.

The announcement came as a surprise to the gathering.

The Hebrew Union College and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations had contributed more than they had undertaken in order to maintain the school but it was impossible to continue, Dr. Morgenstern said. The school has been functioning for nine years, he went on. Last year, when the school was in financial difficulties, Mr. Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the “New York Times”, underwrote the sum of 20,000 dollars for its maintenance. One hundred and seventy-six students have been graduated from the school, and 2,000 have been enrolled in its classes.