150,000 Raised for Erection of Inter-faith Chapel in Philadelphia
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150,000 Raised for Erection of Inter-faith Chapel in Philadelphia

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Approximately $150,000 has been raised toward the construction of an inter-faith chapel here to honor four chaplains of the Jewish, Catholic and Protestant faiths who died aboard a torpedced troop transport in 1943 after they had given their life preservers to soldiers who had none.

The chapel, which will be known as the “Chapel of the Four Chaplains,” will honor Baptist Rev. Clark V. Poling, Mothodist Rev. George L. Fox, Catholic Rev. John P. Washington and Rabbi Alexander Goode.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund