More than $50,000 has already been paid or pledged towards the 100,000 campaign launched by the Beth David Hospital for a new building, Charles D. Loventhal, treasurer of the institution, declared at a meeting last night at the Hotel Commodore.
Helping to initiate the campaign were: United States Senator Royal S. Copeland, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Rosenman. Magistrate Louis B. Brodsky and Magistrate Benjamin Greenspan.
The meeting was in advance of the annual testimonial dinner given by Beth David on November 11 to Israel Sachs, long associated with the institution and one of its former presidents.
It is expected Loventhal declared, that funds raised as a result of dinner, will make it possible for the Beth David Hospital to take title to the new building it has purchased at 161 East 90th street, formerly the Manhattau General Hospital.
Mr. Sachs, telling of his identification with Beth David hospital, said that the institution has supplied over 3,000 more free hospital days to the needy sick in the past year than they did the year before.
Senator Copeland made a plea for support of worthy institutions and said: “I can think of no public work more worthy of support than a hospital devoted to the care of the needy sickâ€”and I can think of no hospital more worthy of support than the Beth Hospital which has been serving the community for more than half a century.”
Magistrate Brodsky urged support of the hospital.
ARRANGE RADIO PROGRAM FOR CONVALESCENT CHILDREN
Younger women will assist the ladies’ auxiliary of the Beth David Hospital to initiate a “Children’s Hour” program as an experiment to entertain convalescent children, Mrs. Ira J. Sobol, chairman of the committee, announced yesterday.
The program will be inaugurated tomorrow morning at 11:30 o’clock by Mrs. Bernard S. Deutsch. She will be assisted by Miss Barbara Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Brown, 38 West Sixty-ninth street, and Miss Peggy Craven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Craven.