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Berenson Will Leaves Sums to Academies

The will of Kalman Berenson, who died September 21, was filed for probate in Surrogate’s Court here yesterday, distributing twenty-five per cent of his residuary estate among eight Jewish organizations. The estate was valued formally at “more than $10,000.”

After bequeathing $1,450 in small amounts to six relatives and friends, Berenson left $100 to the Jewish National Fund and $50 to the Esros Torah Fund, 224 East Broadway.

Twenty-five per cent of the residue is to be apportioned as follows: Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, 165 Henry street, five per cent; Yeshiva Talmud Torah, Jerusalem, five per cent; Kollel Kowno and Kollel Beth Israel Talmudical Academy of Lithuania, 186 Hooper street, Brooklyn, four per cent; Yeshiva Choffez Chaim Radum of Vilna, 238 East Broadway, three per cent; American Relief Society for the Yamenite Jews of Jerusalem, three per cent; Yeshiva Slobodka of Poland, Kovno, Lithuania, two per cent; Chevroner Yeshiva of Vilna, Jerusalem, two per cent, and Romalyas Yeshiva of Vilna, Vilna, one per cent.

An additional twenty per cent of the residue is bequeathed to a granddaughter, Paula Michael, of 125 Louisiana avenue, Brooklyn, and the remainder goes to the testator’s daughter, Mrs. Eva Hoffman, of 1125 Nostrand avenue, Brooklyn.

The document, which was dated August 1, 1930, names Julius Goldsmith and the City Bank Farmers Trust Company, executors.

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