Samuel S. Fels, Leading Jewish Philanthropist, Dies at 90; Was a Founder of Hias
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Samuel S. Fels, Leading Jewish Philanthropist, Dies at 90; Was a Founder of Hias

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Samuel S. Fels, a founder of the HIAS and one of the best-known philanthropists in this country, died here during the week-end at the age or 90. His philanthropic contributions estimated at more than $40,000,000–went to numerous Jewish as well as non-sectarian institutions.

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