Harry Fischel, of 70 East Eightieth Street, New York City, prominent philanthropist and financier, was to sail Saturday, on the Conte di Savoia for Palestine, where he will celebrate his seventith birthday at the Harry Fischel Foundation which he established and completely endowed two years to stimulate scientific research in the Talmud.
Prior to his departure, Mr. Fischel established the Jane Fischel Mmorial Fund, in memory of his late wife. The interest from this fund will be applied, at the discretion of the trustees, to creative and constructive Jewish endeavors.
Recently an American celebration of Mr. Fischel’s seventieth birthday took place at the Beth Israel Hospital, New York City. On this occasion a tablet was dedicated to him in the chemical laboratory of this hospital. The laboratory was established by Mr. Fischel in 1912 and has been maintained by him ever since. At that time, Judge Rosalsky, speaking before a gathering of outstanding Jews, characterized Mr. Fischel as “the outstanding Orthodox Jew in America”.
Mr. Fischel is one of the founders of Yeshiva College, New York City. He also built a home for the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem.