Carrying out to its logical conclusion the rule that an orphanage must be a genuine parent to its wards, the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum is maintaining twenty girls and boys in institutions for higher learning, including one boy who is studying abroad.
Announcement of this extraordinary functioning of the orphanage was made by Mrs. Meier Steinbrink, president of the women’s auxiliary of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, an affiliated agency of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Cha#ities, at the fifty-sixth annual meeting at the orphanage, Ralph avenue and Dean street.
“Educating the children is not only part of our duty, but our highest privilege,” Mrs. Steinbrink, who was re-elected for her fifth term as president of the auxiliary, declared.
“All of our children are of course in attendance in public, junior high, high and trade schools. But we feel we have still a higher privilegeâ€”that of providing higher, professional education for those of our children who show talent and aptitude for such education.
“Consequently, we have maintained and are maintaining, four girls and one boy at New York University, one boy at the University of Michigan, a girl at Pratt Institute, a girl at the Guggenheim Dental Clinic, one girl at the Virginia State Teachers College at Harrisburg, Va.; five boys at City College of New York, five boys at Brooklyn College, and one boy at the University of Basle, Switzerland.”