BALTIMORE (Jun. 18)
Ground was broken for the new $18,000,000 building Sinai Hospital of the Associated Jewish Charities Medical Center yesterday before an audience of about 500 spectators. The ceremonies were held on the grounds of the Medical Center. Tribute to the Jewish community for its initiative and courage in launching such a major hospital undertaking was paid by Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, who said: “The new Sinai Hospital will fill a real need for all Baltimoreans, particularly inasmuch as it will be the only hospital in the fast growing northwest section of the city.”
The honor of participating in the symbolic ground-breaking ceremonies went to Abraham Krieger, president of the Associated Jewish Charities; Robert H. Levi, president of Sinai Hospital; J. Benjamin Katzner, chairman of the Associated Jewish Charities Medical Center Planning Committee; and Mrs. Louis Blaustein, representing the many contributors to the hospital campaign. Harry Greenstein, executive director of the Associated Jewish Charities, termed the ground-breaking ceremonies one of the most historic in the hundred year old history of Jewish philanthropy in Baltimore.