NEW YORK (Jun. 29)
Dr. Samuel Belkin, dean of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary since 1941, has been elected president of the seminary and Yeshiva College, it was announced yesterday. He becomes the second president in the 57-year history of the seminary, succeeding the late Dr. Bernard Revel, founder, who died in December, 1940.
Dr. Belkin received his early training under the Chofetz Chaim and at the Mir Yeshiva in Lithuania, where he was ordained. In 1929 he came to America for his secular studies at Brown and Hearvard Universities. He received the degree of Ph.D. in semitics at Brown in 1935, and was elected to Phi Betta Kappa. He has been Professor of Talmud and Hellenistic Literature since 1936 and Professor of Greek at the college.