The names of two Jewish educational institutions in New York City will be inscribed in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund which is preserved in Jerusalem, as a result of the efforts made by their students during Palestine Flower Day observed in this country on June 3. The Hebrew Institute of Brooklyn, of which Dr. Joseph Dott is principal, and the Hebrew School Darchei Noam, Manhattan, of which D. R. Zaslowsky is principal, were awarded the distinction.
Announcement to this effect was made by Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Fund, which annually sponsors the observance of Palestine Flower Day to acquaint the public with the land redemption activities of the Fund in Palestine, and to secure popular support for its work. The first school led the other educational institutions, by raising $151.37, and the second by $113.80 raised in the small coin collection. Total contributions on the occasion of Palestine Flower Day in New York amounted to $7,000.
Other prizes, in the form of a certificate for the planting of 25 trees on Jewish National Fund land in Palestine, were awarded to the National Hebrew School, Manhattan, and the Yeshiva of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Certificates for planting ten trees were awarded to the Yeshiva De, Bronx, and to the East Midwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn.