NEW YORK (Jun. 16)
Yeshiva University today conferred 514 degrees at its 29th annual commencement. It also conferred seven honorary doctorates and presented to Moses A1 Leavitt, executive vice chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, the Mordecai Ben David Award which was established in 1940 by the late Enrico Garda, Ambassador from San Marino to France.
The award is presented for unusual achievement in the encouragement “of self-respect, independence and courage among members of the Jewish faith and in the promotion and enhancement among American Jews of a deep and abiding sense of loyalty, devotion and patriotism to the United States of America.”