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Jewish, Non-jewish Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees from Jewish Institute of Religion

Nine Jewish, Protestant and Catholic leaders today received honorary degrees of Doctor of Hebrew Letters at the 25th anniversary ordination and commencement exercises of the Jewish Institute of Religion.

The nine recipients were: Dr. James G. McDonald, former League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and member of the Anglo-American inquiry commission on Palestine, who delivered the commencement address; Dr. Julian Morgenstern, retiring president of the Hebrew Union College; Dr. Nelson Glueck, new head of the Hebrew Union College; Dr. Chaim Tchernowitz, scholar and professor of Talmud.

Also, Rabbi Judah L. Fishman, member of the Jewish Agency executive; David Pinsky, noted Jewish novelist and dramatist; Simon Halkin, Hebrew poet; Bishop Bernard J. Sheil, Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; and Channing H. Tobias, director of the Phelps-Stokes Fund. Rabbi Solomon Goldman, former president of the Zionist Organization of America, received the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

At another ceremony at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America Dr. Glueck and Dr. Abraham A. Neuman of Dropsie College received degrees of Doctor of Hebrew Letters. The commencement address was delivered by Dr. I.I. Rabi, Nobel prize winner in physics.