Mrs. Louis Blaustein Donates $1,000,000 to New Jewish Medical Center in Baltimore

A $1,000,000 gift for the erection of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Building of the Sinai Hospital unit of the new Jewish Medical Center in Northwest Baltimore, was made today by Mrs. Louis Blaustein in memory of her late husband, the Baltimore industrialist and philanthropist. The new building will be known as “The Louis and Henrietta Blaustein Building.” The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Associated Jewish Charities held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

In announcing the gift for his mother, Mr. Jacob Blaustein quoted her as stating that she makes this gift now “because I believe in giving while living.” She emphasized that for many years she and her family have given substantially to many causes, both Jewish and non-sectarian, in this country and abroad. “This particular gift — a memorial to my late husband — I want to make right here at home as a tangible expression of the sense of devotion our family has always felt toward Baltimore and our country, for the blessings and opportunities we Americans enjoy here,” she declared.

Mrs. Blaustein was present at the meeting where the announcement was made as were other members of her family, including her two daughters and their husbands, Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Thalheimer and Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Rosenberg; her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Blaustein; and several of her grandchildren. Jacob Blaustein and Dr. Alvin Thalheimer are past presidents of the Associated Jewish Charities, and Henry A. Rosenberg is a past president of the Sinai Hospital.

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