Chicago Jews Raise Funds for Hebrew University Library
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Chicago Jews Raise Funds for Hebrew University Library

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Some $120,000 was pledged for the construction of a library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a dinner honoring Maxwell Abbell, a member of President Eisenhower’s Committee on Government Contracts, and Samuel Katzin, both Chicago Jewish leaders. This brings the total raised in the current Chicago campaign in behalf of the University to over $700,000. The goal is a million dollars.

At the dinner, Max Bressler of Chicago, a vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, proposed to the 500 guests that funds raised for the University be earmarked for a library honoring Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver. Speakers at the affair included Rabbi Silver and Dr. George S. Wise, chairman of the University’s board of governors.

Founding Funders

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  • 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