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Rutgers University Holds Jewish Tercentenary Convocation

Representatives of 23 colleges and of numerous civic, cultural and religious organizations will join officers and members of the faculty of Rutgers University Sunday in the University’s special convocation in honor of the American Jewish Tercentenary. Dr. Lewis W. Jones, Rutgers University president, will preside at the ceremony, whose purpose is to pay tribute to the cultural contributions and achievements of the American Jewish Community. Principal addresses at the convocation will be delivered by James G. McDonald, first United States Ambassador to Israel, who will speak on “The Jewish Heritage: Some Aspects of its Enrichment of Western Civilization,” and Dr. Salo Baron, president of the American Jewish Historical Society, who will speak on “Jewish Contributions to Culture.”

The University will confer an honorary degree of Deoctor of Letters on Dr. Milton Konvitz, Cornell University professor of industrial and labor relations, and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on Michael A. Stavitsky, honorary president of the American Association for Jewish Education. Aaron Lasser and Henry S. Puder, both of Newark, will receive University awards.

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