Louis Rabinowitz Gets Medal for Supporting Jewish Scholarship
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Louis Rabinowitz Gets Medal for Supporting Jewish Scholarship

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The first gold medal ever struck by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America was presented tonight to Louis M. Rabinowitz, philanthropist, for his “consistent and noble support of scholars and scholarship.”

The award was made to Mr. Rabinowitz for his endowment of the Research Institute in Rabbinics at the Seminary and for his contribution of a group of buildings used to house the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. Mr. Rabinowitz, who came to this country from Lithuania at the age of 14, also holds the Yale Alumni Medal for distinguished service to the University.

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