U.S. Groups of Israel Institutions Hold Memorial for Einstein

Prof. Albert Einstein’s interest in Israel’s institutions of higher learning was stressed here last night by a number of speakers at a memorial meeting for the later savant sponsored by the American Friends of the Hebrew University, American Technion Society and American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Dr. George S. Wise, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University, who presided, called upon the audience to rededicate their efforts to the aims for which Prof. Einstein stood. Dr. Henry Semat, Professor of Physics of the College of the City of New York, reminded the audience that exactly 50 years ago. In June 1905, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was born. He reviewed Einstein’s scientific work, stressing the fact that Einstein’s theories, though incomprehensible to the layman, had nevertheless captured, in a surprising degree, the public’s imagination.

Dr. Israel S. Wechsler, honorary president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University: Dewey D. Stone, chairman of the board of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and Abraham Tulin, vice president of the American Technion Society spoke on behalf of their institutions, about the man Einstein whom they knew well on a personal level and who had been the real “guiding spirit” for the three institutions of higher learning in Israel. Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the American Jewish Congress, described how Einstein became a Zionist.