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Jewish Scientific Institute Plans $50,000 Fund

The thirteenth annual conference of the American section of the Jewish Scientific Institute last weekend decided to raise $50,000 to maintain its activities and to provide subsidies for refugee scholars. Resolutions were adopted calling on world Jewry to strengthen Jewish culture in the face of rising persecution and urging scientists to combat racism.

The meeting, which opened Friday night at the Hotel Pennsylvania and closed with a banquet Sunday night at the Hotel Picadilly, was featured by a symposium on 150 years of Jewish life since the emancipation of the Jews. Leading Jewish writers and scholars addressed the sessions, including Jacob Lestschinsky, Dr. A.A. Roback, Prof. Saul Liptzin, Prof. Oscar I. Janowsky, S. Niger, Judah Jaffe, Leibush Lehrman and Dr. N. Reich.