The Beth David Hospital has launched its annual drive for funds with the sale of tickets for their $25-Plate dinner, which will be held January 14, at the Hotel Astor, according to an announcement made yesterday by Arthur I. Levine, president of the Institution.
Mr. Levine, who has for many years been identified with the work of the hospital, has announced that the Beth David expects to raise $25,000 as a result of this dinner.
The event, which will be patronized by many communal leaders in Greater New York, is the fund-raising instrument of the Beth David Hospital, a non-sectarian institution situated at Lexington Avenue and 113th Street. It is expected that enough funds will be raised to maintain the hospital for the coming year and to insure at least 15,000 free hospital days to needy patients.
In a statement issued by Mr. Levine, he made it clear that while the institution observes the dietary laws according to the orthodox Jewish tradition, its services are extended to all persons regardless of race, color or creed, and that “because the hospital is so completely and thoroughly Jewish, it has proven a veritable haven for Jewish medical students.
“The Beth David Hospital,” Mr. Levine continued, “is completely staffed and supported by Jews. At present, more than 100 Jewish doctors and internes have the freedom of the hospital and its laboratories. but it is the dream of the Board of Trustees to build in the not too distant future, a bigger and better building for the research activities of the medical board.”